The national statistics tell us that the teen birth rate has fallen, again. In fact, it’s the lowest it’s been ever. That’s really good news from the CDC. While it is good news, it doesn’t tell us how many teenage girls choose to terminate their pregnancies versus how many pregnancies were prevented with better access to birth control.
Judgement and Shame:
Looking to the teenage girls who do get pregnant, they have a much tougher road to walk than does an older woman. Teenagers often face bigger judgement for an unplanned pregnancy than would an adult. She has to face her parents, the baby’s father, his parents, her teachers and anyone else in her social circle who may realize she’s pregnant. She can have shame, embarrassment, anger or any other of a myriad of emotions. The less conflict and the fewer people she must interact with, the better for her emotional well-being.
That said, she’ll need support to get her through this pregnancy and abortion experience. She’ll need a confidential teen abortion clinic 11372 to help her through the process. She’ll need to know she’s not alone, even if she doesn’t have friends or family who will appropriately support her choice. She’ll get that support at Queens Gynecology Services.
Teens have bodily autonomy and can make informed decisions about what is right for them both personally and medically. Luckily, New York state believes that too. So, in New York, teenagers who are pregnant, can choose abortion when they need it, without having to gain parental consent.
This is important for the safety of the teen. Some families will, still, in this day and age, turn a pregnant teen out of the house. That increases her risk of homelessness, abuse, and poverty. She may not be able to finish school or acquire appropriate housing or a job.
Sometimes, she may be exposed to physical violence because of her pregnancy and the real or perceived problems that come with it.
Confidentiality is key to her safety when it comes to abortion. The clinic in Queens allows pregnant teenage girls access to a confidential teen abortion clinic 11372. She’ll be protected by both state law and by HIPPA regulations. She’ll be given all of the information she needs about any tests, procedures and medications that she might be given, so she can make a fully informed decision about her body and her next steps.
It’s also important for a teenager to come in as early as possible during her pregnancy. The abortion procedures are safer earlier on. These early procedures have fewer risks. They also have a much shorter recovery time and she can go home right away. That helps avoid questions about a long stay away.
There shouldn’t be shame associated with choosing to terminate a pregnancy. Women of all ages should be able to make the informed choice that is right for them, regardless of how others perceive that choice. That’s why, for teens, access to a confidential teen abortion clinic 11372 is paramount.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at Queens Gynecology Services call (718)-779-2666.
104-08 Roosevelt Avenue, 2nd Floor,
Corona, NY 11368