Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

A study in The Journal of Sex Research revealed that 78% of the students surveyed confessed that they had engaged in casual sex or a “hook-up.” The grip that hookups have on our culture and the ways we, especially young people, view sex is undeniable. It saturates our media. Think of popular television shows and

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Can You Still Get an Abortion in PA?

Yes, women who are less than 24 weeks into pregnancy can legally access abortion in the state of Pennsylvania. At 24 weeks, abortion is prohibited except in cases of life or health endangerment. What Types of Abortion Are There? There are two main types of abortion: medical and surgical. Medical abortion goes by many names

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Does the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Affect Pennsylvania?

Does the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Affect Pennsylvania?

The Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973 to allow women to terminate a pregnancy without needing to meet specific medical criteria, such as a life-threatening diagnosis. What Does the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Mean? In 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that it was not constitutional for the termination of a pregnancy to

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Can I Get the Abortion Pill by Mail? 

Can I Get the Abortion Pill by Mail? 

In Pennsylvania, you can get the abortion pill by mail legally if the prescriber is a licensed physician. There aren’t any restrictions on abortion telehealth in Pennsylvania. If you are reading this blog from another state, the laws could be very different. Remember, ordering any kind of prescription pills illegally or from certain sources online

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Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe?

Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe?

While you may have an abortion at home and come through the process safely, an at-home abortion is never truly “safe.” Abortion is a serious medical procedure that comes with risks. The procedure is safer when you follow state guidelines, take preliminary precautions by having an ultrasound screening, and have essential medical supervision.  However, you

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Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online?

No, you can’t buy the abortion pill legally online without a prescription in the United States. The abortion pill (medical abortion) is a powerful drug that’s regulated by the FDA and must be prescribed by or under the supervision of a certified healthcare provider. Some states do allow for telehealth through licensed providers, but not

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What Are Missed Period Pills?

What Are Missed Period Pills?

“Missed period pills” are abortion-inducing drugs meant to be taken after women miss their periods and before women know if they’re pregnant or not. The idea is for women to take the pills as soon as they miss their periods to cause their periods to begin. In recent years, researchers have been looking into missed

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3 Things Needed Before Abortion

3 Things Needed Before Abortion

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and aren’t sure what to do, you should not feel like you have to make this decision alone. There is plenty of information that you can find online but first read three simple steps below about what immediate steps you should take. You’ll learn what options are available

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What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

One of the most serious risks of an abortion procedure is the risk of an incomplete abortion. Seek immediate medical care from a doctor if you think your abortion was incomplete. Read below to learn about the signs of an incomplete abortion. What is an Incomplete Abortion? Incomplete abortions can occur after medical or surgical

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Is Abortion or Adoption Right for Me?

Is Abortion or Adoption Right for Me?

If you’re reading this, you may be struggling with an unplanned pregnancy and be concerned you are not ready to parent your baby. You now have abortion and adoption to consider. While the two options have many differences, they have one thing in common: they will both change your life. Either one will become a

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What Are the Risks of Abortion?

What Are the Risks of Abortion?

when you think about it, what do you really know about abortion? The media, politicians, and activists constantly debate access to abortion, but often neglect to talk about the methods, side effects, or potential risks. If you’re considering abortion, you deserve to know the truth about what you can expect. We’ll let the medical experts

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Can I Buy The Abortion Pill Online?

Can I Buy The Abortion Pill Online?

Are you considering the abortion pill? We can only imagine the mix of emotions you’re facing with an unplanned pregnancy. Many women have a hard time making a major pregnancy decision. You are not alone—and you have options. One of your pregnancy options is medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill. Though ordering the

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How do pregnancy tests work?

How do pregnancy tests work?

Taking a pregnancy test can be scary, especially if you’re hoping for a negative result. In this blog, we will be discussing how pregnancy tests work, when to consider taking one, and what to do after receiving a positive result. How Do Pregnancy Tests Work? As a fertilized egg implants in the wall of the

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Will Pennsylvania Medicaid Pay for Abortion?

Will Pennsylvania Medicaid Pay for Abortion?

Walking through an unplanned pregnancy can bring about a variety of worries and anxious thoughts, especially when it comes to finances. If you’re considering an abortion in the state of Pennsylvania, it can be tricky to understand the financial resources and options available to you during this time. Alpha Omega Center is here to help!

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How Do I Tell My Parents I’m Pregnant?

How Do I Tell My Parents I’m Pregnant?

Some things are hard to announce. Saying “I flunked biology” or “I wrecked the car” seems easy compared to telling your parents you’re pregnant. It’s a surprise to everyone, especially you. If you need to talk with your parents about being pregnant, we have a few recommendations that may make it a little easier. Take

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5 Reasons You Need an Ultrasound before Abortion

5 Reasons You Need an Ultrasound before Abortion

If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely wondering why you need to have an ultrasound scan prior to your abortion. Whether or not you plan on accessing an abortion, if you are pregnant, an ultrasound is an important step in maintaining your health and safety. It also ensures you are informed and knowledgeable about what’s

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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Are you pregnant and uncertain about what to do next? Receiving an ultrasound scan is your next best step to confirm your pregnancy and answer many of your questions. The information it provides will help you move forward with your pregnancy decision. Continue reading to learn what an ultrasound is, how it works, and what

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Symptoms of Pregnancy

Symptoms of Pregnancy

There are many symptoms of pregnancy. Some will show up within a week or so after conception while others may take longer. Some women experience all, or most, of these symptoms while others may have only one or two. Some women won’t experience any! Every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. If you

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I Need an Abortion

I Need an Abortion

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy? Perhaps you did not intend to become pregnant. Or, maybe you thought it might be nice to have a baby but things didn’t work out with the father. Your job might be at risk, you may be concerned about losing your figure, or you might just not be interested

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Abortion at Home

Abortion at Home

If you’re thinking that it would be so much easier and safer to order supplies online to end your pregnancy at home, here are a few things to consider: Pregnancy confirmation: If you are not 100% sure you’re pregnant, it is unwise to take any medications to terminate a pregnancy without the oversight of your

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