FAQs


Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral to book an appointment?
No- You do not need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment for any of our services. Appointments can be made by patients themselves or by the referring doctor’s office.


Q: How many days in advance can I make an appointment?
We do not always require advance notice for bookings and can even sometimes accommodate same day appointments please call.


Q: If I am under 18 years of age, do I need parental/guardian consent to end my pregnancy?
No – You do not need parental/guardian consent to end your pregnancy in Ontario.


Q: Will anyone find out that I ended my pregnancy?
Not from us. Your visit to the Clinic is strictly confidential. It is completely your decision who you tell about your situation, including your partner, parents, or family doctor. We will not disclose any information about your visit to anyone without your written consent.


Q: Will ending my pregnancy affect my ability to have children in the future?
There is no evidence that medically ending your pregnancy will have any effect on future fertility or any other aspect of your general health.

Please remember that it is very important to always use contraception and practice safe sex.


Q: What are the differences between medical and surgical approaches to ending your pregnancy?

Both procedures are highly effective and safe.

  Medical abortion Surgical abortion
Other Names Medical abortion, Therapeutic medical abortion, Induced abortion

Pill abortion

Non-surgical abortion

Aspiration, Vacuum aspiration, Suction aspiration, D&C

Dilation and Curettage

Surgical abortion

Gestational Age 9 weeks (63 days) 17 weeks (119 days)
Risks 1. Continued bleeding

2.Infection

3. Diarrhea

4. Pain

5.Pregnancy tissues left in the body that make surgery a necessity

6. Vomiting & Nausea

 

1. Damage to the uterus or cervix

2. Excessive bleeding

3. Scar at the inside of the uterus

4. Infection to the fallopian tubes or to the uterus

5. Uterine perforation

6. Reaction to anesthesia or medications

Success Rate 95% Effective More than 98-99% effective
Failure rate 2-11% failure 1-2% failure
Clinical stay More visits required but each visit is quicker A single visit with a few hours. The health care providers will tell you when you can go home.
Procedure performed by Licensed health care provider Licensed health care provider
Post-procedure pain moderate to sever cramping on and off for few days Intense Pain lasts for a very short period during procedure
Post-procedure bleeding Heavy bleeding on and off can last for 7-14 days, but some women can bleed more than 30 days Minimal and light bleeding generally lasts for 1-7 days
Risk of cervical and uterine damage No possibility of injury to your cervix and uterus as there are no instruments involved The possibility of risk, but very rare
Cost Most costs covered by OHIP and most other insurance Most costs covered by OHIP but others vary depending on how long you’ve been pregnant
Recovery time As no anesthetic recovery is faster, You can drive to and from clinic As anesthesia is used, it will take longer for your recovery at least one day, you are not allowed to drive to or from the clinic

Q: How does the abortion pill medication work?
A medical pregnancy termination is induced by medications rather than surgery. It is available to women who are less than 9 weeks pregnant.
The first pill induces a miscarriage and the second course of medication helps expell the products of conception

Q: How is a surgical abortion performed?
You have a minor surgery to remove the contents of your uterous
Please see the whats next link for detailed description but basically you are sedated (but awake) with an I.V. medication, the doctor inserts a speculum and then dilates your cervical canal, scrapes the uterous and vaccums out the contents. Then you recover on premesis.


Q: Why choose our Clinic?

–Our doctors have a cobined experience of over 100 years.
– We have been serving women since 2002.
– Our Medical Director holds over 25 years of experience.
– Our Director of Nursing holds over 24 years of experience.
– Our staff is experienced, professional, caring, and non-judgemental.
– We continuously receive positive patient feedback.
– Most of our patients are referred to us by friends and family doctors.
– If you would like a medical abortion in Mississauga we can serve you at our Mississauga office.


Q: Why do I need testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea at the time of a medical termination of pregnancy?

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infections in Canada, and most women don’t know they have either, since they usually don’t cause any symptoms. If you have bacteriuria in your vagina or cervix during a medical termination of pregnancy, it can travel up higher into your pelvis, causing serious immediate health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (severe infection) and future health problems, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy.