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Are Plan B and the Abortion Pill the Same Thing?

Q: Is the Abortion Pill the same thing as Plan B? A: The short answer is no, Plan B and Medication Abortions are not the same thing.  Plan B Plan B and RU-486 are made of different medications. Plan B is levonorgestrel 1.5 mg (a synthetic form of the pregnancy hormone progestin) and is used

When Should I Take A Pregnancy Test?

Maybe pregnant? The condom broke. You had unprotected sex. You forgot the pill or your birth control failed. Your period is late. If you’re worried that you could be pregnant, when is it time to take a pregnancy test? Does it matter when you take it? Waiting to take a pregnancy test can lead to

What Is Implantation Bleeding?

What is Implantation Bleeding? Implantation bleeding is a sign of early pregnancy and occurs after conception. Conception generally occurs in the fallopian tubes and the fertilized egg (embryo) then travels down into your uterus. At this point in your menstrual cycle, your uterus has prepared the lining to receive a possible embryo, and if you

What is a Pre-Abortion Screening?

What is a pre-abortion screening? If you’re unexpectedly pregnant, your mind may (understandably) be spinning. If you’re considering abortion as one of your options, getting a free pre-abortion screening at Alpha Center is a good way to see if abortion (whether medication or surgical) is right for you. Check out our pregnancy symptoms quiz. Why

Risks of Medication Abortion

Medical Abortion (sometimes known as RU-486, Plan C, Chemical Abortion, or Medication Abortion) is the purposeful ending of a pregnancy inup to 12 weeks gestation by taking a combination of two pills. The first, mifepristone, blocks all nutrients to the pregnancy and therefore causes the death of the fetus. Then, 24-48 hours later, misoprostol is

Why You Should Get Tested for STDs

  Whether you went to the beach, the mountains, or stayed right here in Fort Collins, here’s hoping that the sunburns post spring break are minimal and that you were able to get some well-deserved rest! At Alpha Center, we know that it’s possible that you might have come back from Spring Break with a

Alpha Center Named Best STD Testing Facility in Fort Collins, Colorado by Testing.com

  The community testing center offers free or low-cost care and a broad range of sexual health services Fort Collins, CO – Testing.com, a trusted informational guide for medical lab testing and at-home screening, has announced Alpha Center among the best STD community testing centers in Fort Collins, Colorado. Testing.com experts examined several facilities with

Is Abortion Legal in Colorado?

  Disclaimer: The information in this post is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. Q: Is Abortion Legal in Colorado? A: Yes, abortion is legal up to 40 weeks gestation in Colorado.  Q: Does the Dobbs decision affect the legality of abortion in Colorado?

Frequently Asked Questions – RU486

  Frequently Asked Questions – RU486   After the FDA removed the in-person dispensing requirement of RU486 in December 2021(1), access to medical abortions has become easier for women as they can use a tele-health provider and certified pharmacy rather than an in-person visit with a prescriber.  At Alpha Center, we believe that an informed

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