Cost of Abortion Care

There are many factors that impact the cost of abortion care. How you’re going to pay for your abortion is worth taking into consideration when contemplating pregnancy termination. Some abortion clinics do not accept all insurances and some insurance providers do not cover all or any abortion services. You should contact your insurance carrier directly if you have questions about what services they cover. If you don’t have insurance, you may have to cover the abortion cost yourself. One of the largest factors that impact the cost of the procedure is the type of abortion you’re considering.

Medical abortion

A medical abortion involves taking two different medications to terminate a pregnancy. This procedure is only FDA approved for use up to 70 days gestation (1). Costs range from $250-$600 and depend on whether you visit a clinic or use an online provider. Online providers are typically less expensive, but often have no local medical staff to help should you experience complications.

Surgical abortion

There are different types of surgical abortion procedures, depending on how far along you are. In Massachusetts a surgical abortion may be performed to terminate a pregnancy for up to 24 weeks gestation (in most cases). First trimester abortions are typically a one-day procedure while second trimester abortions can take a couple visits to complete. Surgical abortions can cost anywhere from $500-$2,000 (3). Late term abortions may be more expensive, since it’s recommended that these be done in a hospital.

Other factors effecting the cost of abortion:

Complications
  • Infection - may require antibiotics and additional visits to the clinic

  • Hemorrhage - may require hospitalization or blood transfusion

  • Failed medical abortion – occurs when not all of the fetal tissue is evacuated from the uterus after taking both medications for a medical abortion. This happens about 5% of the time, may require corrective surgery, and can increase risk of infection.

Approximate gestational age - the farther along you are may increase the cost of an abortion procedure.

Information contained in this article is not meant to take the place of advice from your medical provider. You should consult your doctor or LIP with any questions regarding abortion procedures, costs, or complications. Clearway Clinic does NOT perform abortions, or refer for abortions.

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