If you and your girlfriend are facing an unplanned pregnancy, one of the primary concerns you may be worried about is what you can afford.
Your health insurance plan will most likely not cover the cost of an abortion for your girlfriend because you are not married. Laws for insurance companies vary by state but typically insurance companies only extend benefits to someone to you are legally married to.
Cost of Abortion
So how much can you expect to pay out-of-pocket for your girlfriend’s abortion?
According to recent numbers, the national average cost for an abortion can range from $500 to $600 for early medical abortion, to over $1,000 for an abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy.
Several factors can determine what type of abortion you have, and thus the costs you can expect, which include:
- Age of the pregnancy
- Type of abortion
- State where you live
Types of Abortion
There are two main types of abortion: medical and surgical.
Medical abortion, also sometimes referred to as “the pill”, uses a series of pills to end a pregnancy. This type of abortion is the least expensive but can only be used in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
There are potential risks involved in this type of abortion, including incomplete abortion and infection, so you’ll want to be sure to review those with your girlfriend.
A surgical abortion is your only abortion option after 10 weeks and requires an in-office medical procedure. During a surgical abortion, a doctor will use surgical tools to physically remove the pregnancy.
This type of abortion is a serious surgical procedure that comes with a chance of risks that can have long-term impacts, like damage to the uterus or cervix, so it’s important that you and your girlfriend understand your options before making a decision.
Know Your Options
An unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming to you as a couple, which is why you should get all the facts about your pregnancy and learn what options are available to you. A pregnancy test and follow-up ultrasound are both important parts of learning the details of your pregnancy–like gestation and location.
These facts can provide the information you need to make the very best decision for your and your girlfriend’s future.
The trained staff at Mosaic Clinic provides pregnancy confirmation exams and follow-up ultrasounds free of charge in a safe and confidential environment.
Call or text today to schedule your appointment and start getting the answers you and your girlfriend need to make the best decision for your future.