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15 Ways to Mentally and Physically Prepare for Your Abortion Procedure

By Carolyn Todd

So, you’re pregnant and you don’t want to be. If you’ve decided that having an abortion is the best option for you, there will be many more questions and considerations ahead of you.

Although it may feel like it right now, you’re not alone—around 650,000 women in the United States get an abortion every year, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though this procedure is common, it can also feel shrouded in secrecy, especially when you’re looking for advice on what to expect. According to experts, there are a lot of ways to prepare physically and emotionally for your abortion. Here’s what you can do.

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