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Abortion FAQs

We're here to answer all your questions about abortion services in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. 

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Is abortion the right option for me?

Having an unintended pregnancy is very common, and many people decide to have an abortion. Only you know what’s best for you, but good information and support can really help you make the decision that is best for your own health and well-being.

Our staff in Washington, D.C., Montgomery County, MD, and Prince George's County, MD are here to help. 

Why do people decide to have an abortion?

If you’re thinking about having an abortion, you’re absolutely not alone. Millions of people face unplanned pregnancies every year, and about 4 out of 10 of them decide to get an abortion. Some people with planned pregnancies also get abortions because of health or safety reasons. Overall, 3 in 10 women in the U.S. will have an abortion by the time they’re 45 years old.

Sometimes, the decision is simple. Other times, it’s complicated. But either way, the decision to have an abortion is personal, and you’re the only one who can make it.

Is abortion safe?

Both in-clinic and medical abortions are very safe. In fact, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures out there. Overall, 3 in 10 women in the U.S. will have an abortion by the time they’re 45 years old.

Serious problems after an abortion are very rare.  But like any medicine or medical procedure, there are some risks. Learn more about the risks of in-clinic abortion and the risks of the abortion pill.

How much do abortions at PPMW cost?

Price ranges for our abortion services are:

  • Abortion pill (medical abortion) - $578
  • Surgical abortion
    • 4-13 weeks - $578
    • 14 weeks - $798
    • 15 weeks - $1,128
    • 16 weeks - $1,568
    • 17 weeks - $1,678
    • 18 weeks - $1,788
    • 19 weeks - $1,898
    • 20 weeks - $2,008
  • Sedation - Conscious/Twilight Sedation - IV medication: $220 (included in the price for abortions 14 weeks and over)
  • Post-abortion follow-up exam - Included in price
  • Ultrasound for Gestational Aging: $155

Some services may have additional charges for lab and blood work.

Which health centers offer abortion services?

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. offers abortion services at each of our health centers in D.C. and Maryland. Our health centers are located in Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg, MD, and Suitland, MD.

We offer medication abortions (the abortion pill) at each of these health centers. We offer surgical abortions at our Carol Whitehill Moses Health Center in Washington, D.C.

How can I make an appointment to receive abortion care?

You must make an appointment to receive abortion care from PPMW. The good news is it's easy! You can make an appointment online or call us at 202-347-8500.


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