Learn more about the most common types of abortions in Illinois
Medication Abortion | The Abortion Pill
A medication abortion, the abortion pill, is two drugs taken in separate doses (one at the clinic and one at home.) Another name for the abortion pill is a medical or chemical abortion. It is usually taken between 4-6 weeks, but it is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
If you are considering a medication abortion or ordering the abortion pill online, contact us to learn more about how it works, side effects, and what options are available to you in our state.
An aspiration abortion procedure can be performed up to 13 weeks after a woman’s LMP (last menstrual period.) It is the most common early surgical abortion method and it is an outpatient procedure.
If you are still in your first trimester, contact us to learn more about how the procedure works and what options are available to you.
Dilation and Evacuation
A D&E abortion is typically performed 13 weeks or more after a woman’s LMP. It is the most common second-trimester surgical abortion method. Local anesthesia or sedation is commonly utilized.
If you are in your second trimester and considering abortion, make an appointment to learn more about surgical abortion procedures and what options are available to you.
Things to Note: We provide evidence-based education on types of abortions in Illinois, including information on abortion pills and procedures. We are not an abortion clinic and do not perform or refer for termination services.