FAQ

El Paso, TX - Toll Free: 1-800-575-8603 | Local: 1-915-626-5193

Tulsa, OK - Toll Free: 1-800-821-7237 | Local: 1-918-665-6400

What can I expect at Reproductive Services?

Reproductive Services is in an attractive building in a pleasant, centrally located neighborhood.

You will be treated with compassion and respect. We will give you information every step of the way in a nonjudgmental manner and in a no-pressure atmosphere.

We feel it is important to inform you that you may see protestors outside of the clinic. Rest assured, they cannot approach you or come onto the property. It is best to ignore any comments and not engage them. Once inside, you will be in a peaceful and friendly environment.

All of our services are strictly confidential.

How safe is an abortion?

Abortions are among the safest and most frequently performed surgical procedures in the U.S. today, and complications rarely occur. All possible risks and complications will be fully discussed with you before the procedure as we thoroughly review your health history and individual circumstances.

Your safety and well-being are our top concern.

Who will perform my abortion?

A licensed and experienced physician will perform your abortion, assisted by well-trained staff. We use trusted methods, modern equipment, and the highest standard of practice in order to provide you with the best services.

Will it hurt?

You may experience some cramping and discomfort that resolves quickly. Patients often report mild to moderate cramping that is compared to cramping they experience with their periods. Some patients don’t experience any discomfort.

We offer IV medications and analgesic gas for surgical patients. We also provide pain medication for use at home if needed.

Each patient is unique and reacts differently to the medications. We will do everything we can to keep you comfortable and will be with you every step of the way.

Does anyone have to know about my situation?

No. Your information is kept strictly confidential. We only use first names in the clinic to protect your privacy.

There will be times you will be in the lobby and waiting rooms with other patients and visitors. In some cases we provide education to you in small groups of your peers that are having the same procedure as you. This makes your waiting time much shorter.

We also have staff and counselors available for one to one consultation at any time. All you have to do is let a staff person know and we will try to accommodate you. We do everything we can to insure your privacy.

Do I have to tell my parents?

Oklahoma state requires that minors inform their parents of their intention to have an abortion or they need to obtain a judicial waiver.

We comply with all state laws regarding minors. Please call us and we can help you with this.

How long will the abortion take?

Patients are usually in the clinic for several hours. Advanced pregnancies may require multiple visits over 2 days. We do everything possible to keep your waiting time down.

We have several state regulations we must follow that require waiting periods and that require additional steps that add to the time it takes to process each patient. We will process you as quickly as possible while still taking the time to keep you safe and meet all of your needs.

Is this bleeding normal?

Every woman reacts to her procedure differently. Bleeding after both procedures is expected. Bleeding can be light to heavy. You may pass blood clots and this is expected. Some women bleed very little and pass no clots. Bleeding can last 6 to 8 weeks and may start and stop during that time.

Your next period/menses will generally be within 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure and this period may seem irregular when compared to previous periods. You may experience heavier bleeding, more severe cramping and pass blood clots too – this is all considered within normal limits. You cannot judge bleeding if using a tampon or a small sized maxi pad. You cannot judge bleeding in a toilet because blood dilutes and disperses in the water making it look like more.