Story No. 474: Provider from New York

“Francia” was 40 and came in for a pregnancy test. When I entered the exam room, I could see in her eyes that she knew it was going to be positive. She was less than 6 weeks pregnant, according to her last menstrual period.

As soon as she missed her period, she knew it was time to come in. She explained that she wanted to have a medication abortion. She and her husband had three kids at home to care for, and they could not possibly afford another child. He was supportive of her decision. She was calm, cool, and collected. She received the medications that day, and came back one week later for a follow up. Her ultrasound showed the medication had been successful. She thanked us for helping her and decided to start pills for birth control.