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Freedom of Choice OB/GYN

Over 37 Years Of Safe, Private Women’s Health Services In Rochester, NY

The highest compliment our practice has received is when a patient refers their friends or family. Freedom of Choice thanks you for your trust.


  • Ultrasound is performed for each patient during your appointment. The initial ultrasound is to confirm the dating of the pregnancy. A follow-up ultrasound confirms successful treatment.
  • Medical abortion is an effective means of ending pregnancies less than nine weeks by taking medications, which avoids surgery.
  • Surgical abortion is the traditional method of ending a pregnancy. It is very safe and effective. It may be performed for any patient up to thirteen weeks gestation.
  • General anesthesia is the method of anesthesia in which you are “put to sleep”. This is available. Once you have discussed this with our clinician we will perform your procedure.
  • Sedation is a combination of sedation pills and a medication given by injection before the procedure. These medications combined promote relaxation and minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure.
  • Laminaria placement may be required the day before a surgical procedure to dilate the cervix.
  • Misoprostol Dilation Misoprostol is a drug that belongs to the prostaglandin family of drugs. It has been available for many years to treat stomach ulcers. Misoprostol can also soften the cervix and cause it to dilate, making a surgical procedure easier, safer and less uncomfortable.
  • Early Pregnancy Complications such as spontaneous miscarriage, fetal demise, FDIU.
  • Urine Pregnancy Test: A urine pregnancy test is performed for all patients.
  • The morning after pill is a medication taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex or a condom failure to prevent a pregnancy from occurring.
  • Blood Type: Regardless of your choice of procedure your blood type must verified. If your blood type is Rh negative you will receive either MICRhoGAM or RhoGAM. MICRhoGAM will be administered to all patients under 12 weeks gestation and patients who are over 12 weeks gestation will receive full RhoGAM dose.
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    Exhale offers a free, After-Abortion Talkline
    that provides emotional support, resources
    and information to women who have had
    abortions and to their partners, friends,
    allies and family members. All calls are completely confidential and counselors are non-judgmental.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    National Organization for Women
    Rochester, NY Chapter

    Member of:
         Monroe County Medical Society

         Medical Society of the State of New York

         National Abortion Federation

    Published Articles:
       JAMA. 2000

       J Fam Pract. 1997