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The OHSU Center for Women’s Health provides abortions in a specialized clinic. We do not require a waiting period to begin care.

Our care team is compassionate and sensitive to individual needs. We also have the training, experience and resources for complex cases that need extra attention and support.

We offer:

  • In-person appointments and virtual visits (you must be in Oregon or Washington for all care, treatments and pregnancy termination).
  • Cash pricing for those without insurance, or who need or want to pay out of pocket.
  • Detailed counseling about options.
  • Comfort and convenience.
  • Care for pregnancy loss and pregnancy termination in Oregon and Washington.
  • Abortion FAQ
  • An expert team

Abortion is health care

Abortion is legal in Oregon. OHSU, the state of Oregon and the Oregon Medical Association recognize abortion as an essential health service.

What makes us different

Our team is trained in complex family planning. This specialty focuses on birth control and abortion, especially for people who have health or medical concerns.

Our doctors’ expertise includes:

  • Fellowships (advanced training) in family planning
  • Certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Membership in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Our doctors also take part in research on pregnancy, birth control, birth control policy and pain relief for procedures.

When you visit, you’ll find a welcoming clinic and exam rooms designed with your physical and emotional comfort in mind. You’ll find light-filled spaces with soft colors and private changing areas.

Medication abortion

A medication abortion uses two types of medication, taken as pills, to end a pregnancy.

You can have a medication abortion if:

  • You are in early pregnancy (up to 11 weeks or 77 days)
  • You need to have labor induced to end a pregnancy

If you are in early pregnancy, we offer medication abortions as both in-person appointments and virtual visits in Oregon or Washington. Abortion is also legal in Washington.

For a virtual visit, you will need to:

  • Be present in Oregon or Washington for all parts of your care, including taking the medication, pregnancy termination and a follow-up visit.
  • Have a mailing address in Oregon or Washington to receive the medications.

If you have a medication abortion to induce labor that ends a pregnancy, you will need to be in the hospital.

OHSU does not recommend a medication abortion if you:

  • Have an IUD (intrauterine device); an IUD needs to be removed before a medication abortion
  • Have an ectopic pregnancy
  • Are allergic to the medications (very rare)
  • Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medications
  • Have certain other medical conditions, including:
    • Bleeding or clotting disorders
    • Certain heart diseases
    • Chronic adrenal failure
    • Severe kidney, liver or lung disease

Procedural abortion

A procedural abortion is also called a surgical abortion.

Your options will depend on your health and how far along your pregnancy is. A provider will review the options, and what you can expect during and after the procedure.

Depending on the pain relief option you choose, a procedural abortion can occur:

  • In one visit if you are less than 12 weeks along.
  • Over one or two visits if you are more than 12 weeks along, to gently prepare the cervix for the procedure.

Depending on the pain relief you choose, you may need someone to drive you home.

Abortion for fetal abnormality or parental health

We know that deciding to end a pregnancy because of fetal abnormalities or your health can be exceptionally difficult. Our team has extensive experience guiding patients through these decisions with compassion and respect. We will explain your options and offer the level of support you prefer — during and after your care.

We provide:

Other services

We offer a full range of birth control options.


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Schedule a surgical abortion or a medication abortion (in-person or virtual):


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Center for Women’s Health

Kohler Pavilion, seventh floor
808 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 9729

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