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AVA Care of Harrisonburg provides pregnancy related medical services and sexual health services in Harrisonburg, VA. This health information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice. AVA Care is a medical nonprofit serving women facing unintended pregnancy since 1984.


Levonorgestrel is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. When making a healthy decision, it is necessary to be informed about the morning-after pill and the corresponding risk factors. Do not take levonorgestrel if you are already pregnant. Levonorgestrel will not end a pregnancy…


If you think you might be pregnant, one of the most natural things to do is to start looking for signs of pregnancy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most common early pregnancy signs and symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule…


There are two main types of abortion: Medication abortion, also called the abortion pill or a chemical abortion, can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks) pregnant. A medication abortion requires two steps and involves two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. It is taken…


Abortion Pill, also known by other names – RU-486, Mifeprex (mifepristone), Cytotec (misoprostol). Usage – This drug regimen is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in women up to 10 weeks after the start of their last menstrual period…


When you’re sexually active, pregnancy is usually your greatest concern. While pregnancy is something to be very concerned about, STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are equally, if not more, worrisome.


You are not alone in this situation. The two of you can get through this. She needs you now more than ever.  It’s vitally important that you provide her with the support she needs –emotionally and physically.