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Is The Abortion Pill Safer than Tylenol?

If you’re considering taking Plan C, also called the Medication Abortion Pill or RU486, you may have seen the claim that it is safer than taking Tylenol. You may have wondered—can that be true? We looked into it as a medical clinic that cares about your health. And the answer? In short: No. Reason #1:

Side Effects of the Abortion Pill

Side Effects of The Abortion Pill As with any medication, it is important to weigh the costs and benefits of taking mifepristone (the abortion pill) before making a decision about your pregnancy. What is mifepristone? Mifepristone is a drug that is approved by the FDA to block the pregnancy hormone, progesterone, from reaching the uterus,

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

I’m Pregnant. How Far Along Am I?

If you’ve received a positive pregnancy test but aren’t sure when your last period was (LMP), you can determine how far along you are by getting an ultrasound. If you’re wondering if you’re pregnant, take our pregnancy quiz here. Traditional Dating Generally, you can tell how far along you are by the date your last

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

I Might Be Pregnant, Help!

  If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve either experienced some symptoms, your period is late, or you had unprotected sex and you’re overly cautious (trust us, we get it). If you’re wondering if you might be pregnant, here’s what to do next.   Consider the Timing: When was your last period and when did

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