The risk factors for surgical intervention of early medical abortion was recently studied and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Meaidi et al., May 2019). The researchers have concluded that if patients are given the medical abortion pill regimen after 8 weeks, the risks are a significant 3 times higher that a abortion pill failure or incomplete process will occur resulting in the need for additional surgical invention.
As Florida Women’s Center is well known for always providing the safest and most appropriate care and medical advice to women seeking abortion services, and as patient safety is our highest and proven priority, we want patients to be fully informed. If women chose to seek the abortion pill from a facility that provides it at this increased risk times greater than 8 weeks, we want patients to be fully informed and recognize the significantly greater risk of failure or an incomplete process that could result in increased unacceptable bleeding and the need for emergent surgical intervention. Always ask your doctor to fully explain the true risks of the abortion pill if you seek it after 8 weeks and fully explain the options and availability any needed surgery when making appointments, for your safety.
Recent legislation attempting to burden and require women to wait an additional 24 hours after being seen by their doctor before being able to obtain an abortion procedure has again blocked by the Florida Courts. This time, the highest Court in the State, the Florida Supreme Court, has again blocked this burdensome new law from going into effect while they determine if the law violates the constitutional rights of women in Florida. Reflecting the good common sense and respect for women the Florida Supreme Court is known for, this is excellent news for women as they now again can make a private and personal medical decision without governmental interference and obtain an abortion procedure in a timely manner when they seek private medical care from a their medical doctor.
Patients who are pregnant and informed that they have a subchorionic bleed in their uterus often experience significant emotion and physical concerns. Often they are concerned that this event will lead to, or can be told that this will lead to a higher risk of having a miscarriage. Recently this was studied and the results showed that a subchorionic hemorrhage in patients with a viable pregnancy are not at increased risk of the pregnancy leading to a spontaneous miscarriage. This should give peace of mind to patients who are experiencing this event. For more information, please visit this link.