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.
- 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.
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
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.
- Medication and procedural options
- Genetic testing for pregnancies with abnormalities
- Counseling and support
- Experts in fetal conditions
- Experts in high-risk pregnancy
We offer a full range of birth control options.
- abortionfinder.org, national directory of abortion providers
- All-Options, promotes judgment-free support for people no matter their decisions and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion and adoption
- Cascades Abortion Support Collective, 503-610-0692, a volunteer-run organization that offers free support, including transportation
- Exhale, provides support for well-being after an abortion
- Faith Aloud, compassionate, judgment-free support from trained clergy and religious counselors for those considering options or who want to talk about an abortion experience
- ineedana.com, abortion information and resources
- Northwest Abortion Access Fund, which provides financial, travel and lodging support at 1-866-692-2310 (1-866-NWAAF10)
- National Abortion Federation Hotline Fund, which offers multilingual financial assistance and other services at 1-800-772-9100
- Open Adoption & Family Services, a Pacific Northwest nonprofit that provides compassionate services related to parenting, abortion and adoption
- Pregnancy Choices: Raising the Baby, Adoption, and Abortion, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- PregnancyOptions.info, with nonbiased guides on options
- Unsure about Your Pregnancy? A Guide to Making the Right Decision for You, National Abortion Federation
- ¿Tiene dudas respect a su embarazo? Una guía para tomar la mejor decisión para usted), National Abortion Federation
Make an appointment
Schedule a surgical abortion or a medication abortion (in-person or virtual):
Log in to MyChart to see test results, set appointments and communicate with your team.
Center for Women’s Health, seventh floor
808 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 9729
Map and directions
Refer a patient
- Refer your patient to OHSU.
- Call 503-494-4567 to seek provider-to-provider advice.
- Email our care coordinator at cwhfamplancarecoord
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