Patients at 8 weeks or greater in pregnancy with a NEGATIVE Rh factor will be offered Rh immunoglobulin (RhIg), also known as RhoGAM, at the time of their abortion at Hope Clinic. The dose of the injection is determined by the length (in weeks) of the pregnancy. There is no additional fee for the RhIg injection if administered in conjunction with other medical services. Rh Factor testing is available at Hope Clinic if you do not know this information.
Based on current medical evidence, many experts, including the National Abortion Federation, no longer recommend RhIg in pregnancies less than 56 days (8 weeks). There are some experts in the United States that continue to recommend RhIg at all gestational ages – including the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. Rh testing and RhIg for Rh negative patients is available at <56 days LMP upon patient request.
We are making changes and updates to our schedule to better assist patients. Please call the office at (618) 451-5722 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment. We are sorry for the inconvenience.