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Surgical vs Medical Abortion Procedures / Understanding Your Options.

At The Orlando Women’s Center, we serve as a key, safe provider of both medical and surgical abortions in the Orlando area. Our well-experienced team of physicians put your care and comfort first always, with over 150 years of combined experience in these procedures, you know that you are in good hands. For the past 25 years, we have been providing safe and affordable first and second-trimester abortion procedures, as well as late-term termination procedures, making us one of the most respected Orlando Abortion Clinics.

Prior to the establishment of our clinic, these procedures were incredibly hard to many in need to come across, with many women having to travel hundreds of miles to receive a procedure that would have been far less safe and effective than our current methods. Seeing this injustice, our Founder, Dr. Pendergraft set out to establish our clinics across Florida, with our Orlando location being a prime example.

In line with the beliefs of our founder, here at The Orlando Women’s Center we believe that all should be entitled to have agency and control over their lives and bodies, but often for women in particular this can be a huge struggle. This is why we ensure that our procedures are both safe and affordable, even offering reductions to our prices for patients who qualify for subsidized funding. Not only do we believe this to be a key part of our ideals as a company, but in the fact that we simply want to make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our patients, many of which are experiencing a wide range of complex thoughts and feelings regarding the process. We ensure that we maintain open communication with our patients, answering any queries or concerns via our 7 day a week, 24 hour a day email contact information.

About Our Procedures

Abortion Pill Clinics –

We offer these clinics to our patients that are between 3 and 14 weeks into their pregnancy. This method is preferred by many patients, primarily for its non-invasive nature, there is no surgery necessary for this form of termination. This combined with its incredibly high effectiveness rates makes it an ideal choice for many who are unsure of which procedure would suit their needs the best.

However, it is important for patients to note that there are a number of pre-existing medical conditions that can affect a patient’s eligibility for this specific procedure. If you are considering going ahead, we highly recommend making any pre-existing medical conditions known to us, as well as to do some research of your own into the effects of any major conditions. It is definitely a situation where you are better safe than sorry.

Free Emergency Contraception Pill-

These very useful pills will now come included with all of our Abortion Procedures. These can be used by patients in the future should they have unprotected sex or should their methods of contraception fail for any given reason. These must be taken shortly after this sexual encounter (within 3 days) for full effectiveness and to prevent an unwanted pregnancy in the future.

Early Medical, Chemical, or Non-Surgical Abortion-

These procedures are carried out between 3 to 10 Weeks into Gestation only. Again, the non-surgical nature of these procedures makes them be favored by many patients, with the non-invasiveness being a huge point in its favor. These procedures also avoid the surgical complications and issues, that whilst very uncommon, are a worry for many when undergoing surgical abortion procedures. These can include perforation of the uterus, bladder and bowel injuries, cervical tears, and also the risk of possible damage to the fallopian tubes and ovaries. While these complications are (as we have said) very unlikely indeed, they are undoubtedly an important factor to consider for many of those who are unsure of what procedure would be the best fit for them self and their needs.

Free Medical / Non-surgical abortion-

These procedures are fully completed by 99% of our patients within 24 hours’ time. Making this procedure the ideal choice for many of our patients. We know that many of our patients have incredibly busy and active day-to-day lives and fitting in a long and drawn-out medical procedure into their days would be a huge struggle. If this is the case, then we certainly recommend this procedure of the choices due to its quick nature.

Surgical Abortions-

These procedures are carried out on patients that are between 3 and 24 weeks into gestation. Despite the fact that these procedures are surgical, making some already hesitant to consider them, they also have a number of benefits that are certainly worth considering. This includes the fact that we offer Advanced IV Sedation, this quick procedure allows our patients’ stress levels to reduce significantly during this often stressful experience. As well as this, the very fast recovery rate for these procedures makes them appealing to patients who do not want to put their lives on hold and want to be able to get back out there again afterward and back to their normal life. This fast, painless procedure is fast, with our patients oftentimes being dismissed within 45 minutes of their initial arrival to our clinic.

Consultation and Referral Services-

These services are available for Late-Term Abortions, these procedures can be performed up to 32 weeks when it is deemed to be Medically Necessary and there are Fetal or Genetic Anomalies present. We specialize in these procedures specifically and have come to understand the additional stress and upset that is often caused by these procedures in particular, as such, we ensure that we provide our patients with only the highest quality levels of care and support, as well as maintaining our transparent and open communication. You will not be left in the dark, we are available to contact via email 24 hours a day and will see to it that all queries and concerns surrounding the procedure are fully addressed.

Why Choose The Orlando Women’s Center?

As we hope it has already become clear through reading to this point, we are a clinic that holds our beliefs and ethics very close to our hearts and are sure to go above and beyond to ensure that every one of our patients is given the best, most comfortable experience possible. You will see these beliefs reflected in the way that we operate, whether it is maintaining open communication between our staff and clients, providing the highest levels of care and safety to our patients, or ensuring that their private information always remains private, we dedicate ourselves to our patients in every sense.

Privacy is a key concern of ours, and we know that often is for many of our clients too, with worries around privacy often making patients hesitant to go through with an abortion procedure. In this area, we reassure our patients that we take care to assure that only the highest levels of privacy and confidentiality are met, especially when regarding a process that can be so personal for so many. Due to this, our patients are not required to have a driver or chaperon to their appointments, and it is not required for patients who do not wish to remain after the process to stay at our clinic. Instead, they are permitted to return the following day or as soon as is possible afterward, so long as they are less than 12 weeks pregnant.

As well as this, we take a great amount of pride in our efforts to spread important information regarding sexual health and pregnancy. Although this information can be entirely life-altering, many of those who visit our clinic are simply not aware of a lot of important information regarding their own sexual and reproductive health. As such, we have made it part of our mission to impart this information onto others, if knowledge is power, then we believe that there is no better thing to do with this power than spread it around.

After all, there is truly no better way to prevent unwanted pregnancy, and that is to be fully informed on sexual health, reproduction, contraception, and pregnancy. With the lack of this information leading so many needing to visit our clinic, it is clear that there is a need for this information out there, and we figure why not spread this information ourselves. That is a huge part of the reason that we do what we do, to inform and help others to avoid circumstances that can potentially be very painful, as we know from our 25 years of experience in this field.


We hope that by running through the various procedures that we offer, our key principles, our history, and dedication to our patients that we have made this often daunting process a little easier for you. It can be incredibly difficult to start such a potentially life-altering process when you do not even know where to begin. In that sense, we hope that we have provided you an ideal starting point, as well as solidifying what has led to our reputation as one of the most reputable and respected Abortion Clinics in Orlando and the surrounding areas. We put our patient’s needs before all else, going above and beyond to provide only the highest levels of care, safety, privacy, and confidentiality at all times, we believe this is what makes us stand out most of all. For more information and contact information, simply visit:

Dr James S Pendergraft | Orlando Women’s Center | Abortion Clinic Orlando

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