How Early Can I Get an Abortion?

How early can I get an Abortion?

Abortion care as early as a missed period? Yeah, we do that.

carafem provides responsive, supportive early abortion care, both in-person and through telehealth, as soon as within days of a missed period.

We offer the abortion pill within the first 11 weeks of a missed period at all of our health centers and online in 16 states (and growing—check here for more details!). We also provide in-office aspiration abortion, which we refer to as an in-office procedure, within 13 weeks of a missed period.

How early can you get abortion care?

Some people know right away that an abortion is their best option when facing an unexpected pregnancy. We are often asked how early can I get an abortion? The answer is as soon as you’ve had a positive pregnancy test! carafem believes that you know what’s best for your life, your future, and your family, and you should be able to receive the abortion care you need, when you want it, without having to wait.

As soon as you know an abortion is the best decision for you and you know you are pregnant, carafem is here to provide the abortion care you need.

Is there a minimum wait time required to know an abortion is safe?

Some people have asked if they need to wait a minimum number of days or weeks before seeking an abortion with us, or may have been told there is a need to wait by another provider. carafem clinicians provide careful medical screening before providing care, and have found initiating early treatment while including appropriate follow-up actually provides better results than needlessly delaying care.

Take a pregnancy test. Follow instructions carefully.

If you think you might be pregnant, you should first take a pregnancy test. For the most accurate results, your best bet will be to take the test early in the morning one week after your first missed period. 

Some pregnancy tests can be used even before a missed period—just make sure you’re following the instructions and reading the test results at the right time. For more information on when you should take a pregnancy test, check out our blog post here.

carafem provides abortion care as soon as you know you are pregnant.

While some people choose to wait until they’ve missed a period to take a pregnancy test or schedule an appointment, carafem only requires that you know you are pregnant in order to schedule an appointment to receive an abortion in person or at home with pills.

Because everyone’s situation is different, our providers will work with you to find the best abortion care option for you. Want to get started? Call 855-729-2272 or click here to schedule an appointment for high-quality, compassionate abortion care.