Our trauma survivor abortion care seeks to address the specific physical and emotional needs of our clients by offering a unique program for survivors of violence to include domestic or gang violence, sexual assault, abuse, or incest.
If you have experienced sexual abuse or violence, having a gynecological exam or an abortion may be difficult. At FWHC, our healthcare practitioners and counselors are trained to provide sensitive care specially designed for women who are survivors of sexual violence. Our primary objective is to create a safe atmosphere where you will be able to help us plan the best approach for your appointment process, giving you as much control as possible over your appointment process and exam. We encourage you to bring a support person who may stay with you during parts of the process and we try to will provide you a private space during your stay, when available.
During the Abortion Appointment
- A friend may be present with you during the counseling session and while you wait, if you wish.
- We want you to have all the time you need to feel informed and ready for the medical portion of your visit.
- You will receive information on support groups and counseling referrals, if needed.
- We will work with you and law enforcement to arrange for DNA analysis, if needed.
Every woman is offered and provided additional counseling referrals as part of her care. We welcome any other suggestions or ideas you have to make your visit a healing experience.