Making a Decision
Facing an unwanted or unintended pregnancy can feel overwhelming. It can be very challenging to sort through the options and the impact each choice would have. Every pregnant person is in a unique situation, which makes the decision extremely personal. The important thing to remember is, you have options. Whether you choose an abortion, continuing the pregnancy to keep the baby, or continuing the pregnancy for adoption, we are here to help you navigate through this difficult decision.
You can also call Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights Access Line. The Access line is a confidential 24-hour Canada wide toll free number that provides information on reproductive and sexual health and referrals on pregnancy options.
There are two different types of abortion:
Medication abortion involves emptying the uterus using a drug instead of a surgical procedure. It can be performed up to 11 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. It takes between 1 and 3 weeks to complete.
Surgical abortion uses a suction device to gently remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus. Surgical abortions are routinely provided in Yellowknife up to 18 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. Pregnant people who are more than 18 weeks pregnant are referred to a southern center for a surgical abortion. If you know you are more than 18 weeks pregnant (from your last menstrual period), you can call the NOW program and we can let you know where you can go for an abortion, depending on how many weeks pregnant you are.
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