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Homemade Abortion

They say desperate times call for desperate measures. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be feeling desperate, perhaps even thinking about some of those desperate measures – like “homemade abortion.” Can you end a pregnancy on your own with a homemade abortion? Please read on and consider these important facts about homemade abortion.

First, know that you don’t have to go through this experience alone. For over thirty-five years, Avenue Women’s Center has worked and walked with hundreds of women in Chicagoland facing unintended pregnancies. It’s likely that some of them have been in situations very similar to yours. Please contact us today. Allow us to share this experience with you, and help you as you seek to determine your best solution.

You are not the first to find yourself in this position. Although every circumstance is unique, women throughout the ages and all over the world have struggled in dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. Although abortion has been legalized in the United States, you may have reasons why you would consider attempting an abortion at home. Whatever your situation and reasons, it’s important for you to be aware of a number of things about homemade abortion.

There are many myths about abortion – for example, that an abortion can be brought on by certain physical activity, certain foods, or herbs. The reality is that many of the practices you may hear or read about are partially or completely ineffective at best. If ineffective or incomplete, the result may be that you would need to undergo medical treatment and a clinical abortion in order to finish the process you have attempted.

At worst, a homemade abortion can be very risky, with the possibility of great harm to the life and health of the woman. Dangers may include self-poisoning, hemorrhaging, or even death.

In some states, self-induced, or homemade abortion, is against the law. Other states have statutes against unauthorized practice of medicine or other drug charges that may apply. There could be legal problems if a homemade abortion was unsuccessful and the woman needed medical intervention. Over a dozen U.S. women are reported to have been arrested for allegedly trying to perform their own abortion or helping someone to do so.

Homemade abortion is not a safe solution. If you are in the Chicagoland area, whatever may be causing you to research a homemade abortion, please contact us first at Avenue Women’s Center. We have offices in five locations in DuPage County: Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago and Wood Dale, Illinois. You can reach us by phone, text, email or chat. We will provide you with a free consultation and support for the obstacles you are facing.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.