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Less Teen Intercourse a Factor in Drop in US Abortion Rate

The abortion rate in the U.S. has seen a 25% drop in the last six years. This is the first article in a multi-part series exploring the factors behind this massive drop.  At 14.6 abortions per 1,000, the abortion rate is now lower than it was in 1973 when Roe v. Wade was passed (16.3 […]

US Abortion Rate Drops 25% in Six Years

Three independent studies (two by the federal government and one by the Guttmacher Institute) found that the number of abortions for women ages 15 to 44 dropped from 19.4 abortions per 1,000 women in 2008 to 14.6 in 2014. That means there are 1 in 4 less abortions in the United States! Furthermore, the overall […]

Abortion – Are you considering an abortion?

Abortion – Are you considering an abortion? If you are reading this article, you may be pregnant and considering abortion.  Most women do not come to the decision to abort lightly. Half of pregnancies in America are unintended. It may feel like you are alone and pregnant but many women in the San Francisco Bay […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Medical Clinics for Unplanned Pregnancies

  5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Medical Clinics for Unplanned Pregnancies All of Support Circle’s services are provided free of charge to our clients thanks to the generous donations of our supporters.  So why should supporters invest in medical clinics for unplanned pregnancies? Reason #1: Half of Pregnancies are Unplanned Half of all pregnancies […]

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Common Misconceptions About Unplanned Pregnancies

Common Misconceptions About Unplanned Pregnancies We asked our patient advocate team to share some of the most common misconceptions about unplanned pregnancies they encounter when meeting with women in our three Bay Area pregnancy clinics.  We are sharing these so that you also can be educated about these common misconceptions about unplanned pregnancies. Misconception 1: […]

Pregnant Women Considering Adoption

Pregnant Women Considering Adoption Support Circle has been fortunate to work with women in an unintended pregnancy who choose adoption as their final pregnancy decision.  We have found this population of women to be courageous, selfless and extremely contemplative about their decision.  As I reflect upon several women who chose to place their child for […]

Domestic Violence – How to do I know if I am in an abusive relationship?

How do I know if I am in an abusive relationship? Pregnancy and the hope of a new life can be heartwarming and a wonderful time. However, pregnant women living in domestic violence situations, pregnancy can be filled with fear, uncertainty and insecurity.   Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is often physical […]

Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

Domestic Violence and Pregnancy Fifty to seventy percent of women abused before pregnancy are abused during pregnancy.  The form of abuse can present itself as physical, emotional, verbal, psychological, sexual, financial and medical.  It can happen to anyone.  Domestic violence knows no boundaries.  It happens to students, stay-at-home moms, cashiers and corporate executives.  Women of […]

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Pregnancy and STD’s, STI’s

STIs, STDs and Pregnancy Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are not fun or easy to talk about. It can be embarrassing to talk about STIs or STDs, but they are more common than you might realize. And, when it comes to pregnancy and STIs and STDs, it is best to learn […]

I was alone and found help

I was alone and I found a lot of help “I would like to thank all the people that supported us because if it wasn’t for them, I don’t know if I would be here right now. All the help that I got made a difference, a huge difference. I was alone and I found […]