Reproductive Health and Family Planning – Orlando Women’s Center.
At the Women’s Centers, we provide much more than just general health care services.
We offer counseling, education and understanding about your body to empower you to make the best choices and decisions about your Reproductive Health Care.
Approximately 18% of pregnancies in 2017 ended in abortion. The total number of abortions performed in the year 2017 was approximately 862,000. There were 926,000 abortions performed in 2014.
Approximately 51% of women who have abortions have used some method of birth control within 30 days of coming to the Family Planning Facility to terminate their pregnancy.
There has been a slow but steady decrease in the abortion rate over the past 10 years.
The reduction is attributed to delay in intercourse (abstinence) and more effective long term but reversible birth control measures which include the following;
- Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
- Progesterone Pellets
- Depo Provera
There is also the unknown number of women seeking self induced medically unsupervised abortions by ordering abortion pill kits over the internet.
Approximately 1 in 4 women will have an abortion by age 45.
Approximately 75% of women in the US who had abortion were either poor or met the definition of being low income.
Women who are poor, black and Hispanic have had a 20% increase in unwanted pregnancies and a slight increase in their abortion rates. This illustrates the need for these women to have access to Reproductive Health Care and Birth Control Services.
It is imperative for all women to have access to birth control to help reduce the incidence of abortion in the US and around the World.
Even with every woman using a method of birth control, there is no method that is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy.
There is a 3% incidence of congenital or fetal abnormalities. A certain percentage of those are incompatible with life.
Thus access to abortions should always be legal, safe and available.
At our Women’s Centers we are doing everything possible to keep our gynecology fees as low as possible so that all women can have access to birth control and reproductive health care to help decrease unwanted pregnancy and prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s).
Birth control pills do not prevent STDs, including HIV/AIDS. It is always best to use condoms regularly with birth control pills or other methods of birth control to prevent STDs.
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