Being pregnant and single may feel like the end of the world, but it’s not. There are caring, non-judgmental advocates at Avail NYC to help you and offer the support and understanding you might be needing. You aren’t alone.
Come In For Tests
The first step is finding out whether you’re pregnant or not. We can provide you with a free, self-administered pregnancy test.
If the test confirms your pregnancy, we will offer you a referral to a licensed women’s medical center, which operates a satellite office on-site at Avail, for a free ultrasound. An ultrasound can detect the gestational age and viability of a pregnancy, important information to have when making a decision about how to proceed. It can also rule out an ectopic pregnancy.
Be Informed, Empowered
When facing an unexpected pregnancy while single, you may feel alone, or you may feel pressure from family or friends to choose one path or another.
At Avail, our sole focus is you, and what you decide is best. We provide a linear decision-making tool that helps you consider your situation, values, and goals. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the benefits and risks of each option you have, and to talk them over with your advocate.
We want you to be informed, so we aim to provide unbiased information so you will have everything you need to make the best possible decision.
If You Choose Abortion
If you choose to have an abortion, be sure to speak with a gynecologist about STD testing, even if you think it’s unlikely you have one. Women who undergo an abortion procedure without treatment for an STD or STI are at risk for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a condition that can result in pain and problems with reproductive health.
Avail offers after-abortion support, helping women who have gone through an abortion and may be experiencing unresolved feelings. Many people don’t have a safe place to talk about a past abortion experience. We can provide that safe place for you.
Our after-abortion support group curriculum incorporates “food for thought” quotes, self-care activities, journal prompts, and personal reflections. All group facilitators are staff or volunteers who have their own abortion experiences.
Choosing Parenting or Adoption
If you choose parenting or adoption, Avail will be there for you every step of the way, providing practical support and resources. We offer pregnancy and infant-care classes, a comprehensive parenting education program, ongoing social and emotional support, and other resources.
Make an appointment to come into Avail NYC today. Our caring, compassionate advocates are here for you.
Avail NYC exists to be a safe haven for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy or seeking support after an abortion. We are not a medical provider.