If you do not wish to continue an unexpected pregnancy for various reasons, it is possible to have an abortion at our clinic. In addition, if you are finally sure to undergo an abortion surgery, we need to talk to you and your partner for counseling.
If you are unsure about continuing your pregnancy, we will guide you along the way. We will present the procedures to you so that you will be able to come up with a sound decision; the decision that you will never regret for the rest of your life.
Furthermore, if you are unsure about continuing your pregnancy or you do not wish to continue, our clinic will also provide you guidance on contraceptive methods that you can use in the future or after the abortion surgery.
On the other hand, if you are already sure about undergoing an abortion surgery, we will ask you to submit a surgical abortion consent form. Regardless of the marital status (married or unmarried), both the signatures of the patient herself and her partner are necessary on the form. In the case of minors, we normally request for the parent’s signature on the form to be submitted to us.
However, in the case that the pregnancy was due to domestic violence, rape, the partner is living far away, and etc., the partner’s consent is no longer needed. Consent from the family of the patient is required.
For the follow-up checkup after the surgery, an outpatient visit for about a week postoperatively is required. The cost of the postoperative examination is included in the surgery fees and no additional charges will be added after the surgery. We also provide counseling services if you wish to utilize after-surgery services.
An abortion surgery in early pregnancy is performed with intravenous anesthesia. Venous anesthesia makes a person become sleepy. When a patient is injected with this type of anesthesia, the patient usually falls asleep during the surgery. The surgery becomes painless.
The surgery lasts for 10 to 15 minutes but the effect of this type of anesthesia lasts for 2 to 3 hours. The patient can go home after the effect of anesthesia subsides. Since there is an effect of anesthesia, please avoid work that requires driving and concentration on the day of surgery. Abortion surgery only requires half a day. You may visit the clinic in the morning and you can go home in the afternoon, or you may have the surgery in the afternoon and come back home in the evening.
In the case of surgery under local anesthesia, it is possible to return home if there is no problem an hour after the operation.
Before the surgery blood testing is required to check for anemia, liver function, and renal function. We will also test for infections such as AIDS and hepatitis.
We understand that having an abortion on the mid-term of the pregnancy is accompanied by a heavy burden and anxiety on the mothers; we recommend that mothers should avoid them as much as they could. If you cannot continue with your pregnancy, please do not hesitate to consult with us.
Surgical costs and expenses
check the page about the Medical Consultation fee.
The cost of abortion surgery is not covered by health insurance. Therefore, it does not have a standard cost for this surgery. The cost varies depending on each gynecology department. In the case of miscarriages or natural abortion, health insurance can be used.
Counseling: ¥3,000~ Translation: ¥4,000~ The test for the operation: ¥20,000~
The Postoperative Examination
In order to check whether there is no abnormality such as inflammation, or bleeding after the surgery; the postoperative examination is performed in about a week later. The postoperative examination fee will be included in the surgery expense and there will be no extra charges.
There might be extra charges if anemia and other abnormalities are found in the examination and/or if additional examination or prescription is required.
Reproductive Health and Rights
Reproductive rights are the right to enjoy sexual health. Specifically, the right that all couples and individuals can freely and responsibly determine the number of their children, the birth interval, and the time of delivery, and have the information and means to do so. It also includes the right to make reproductive decisions without discrimination, coercion or violence. In addition, it includes the right to access appropriate healthcare services so that women can safely enjoy pregnancy and childbirth and have the best opportunity for couples to have healthy children.
Q: Do I need to book a consultation appointment first or can I just book it for the surgery?
You need to come for the consultation and book the counseling and the surgery schedule.
Q: Will there be someone who speaks English to assist in translation at my visit?
At the first visit, you don’t need a translator.
Q: Are there openings in the morning and afternoon, or just morning?
Please check the website English page. We show the hours of operation. We are close in Japanese holidays and Sundays. http://www.yuiclinic.com/en/
Q: I understand that my partner and I have to fill out a consent form, does he need to come to the consultation appointment to fill that out or does he need to fill it out on the day of the procedure?
Your partner does not need to come with you. The signature of the partner is required on the agreement unless there are special circumstances. Counseling may be better discussed together, so please discuss it with your partner.
Q: Do you accept credit cards or payment is only in cash?
We can accept credit cards.
Q: How long is the consultation?
For examination, it takes about 2 hours including doctor examination, blood test, and explanation. counseling time is about 30 min. but it depends on the situation.
Q: How long does the surgery take including the recovery time?
The whole process takes half day. It includes 30 minutes of preparation depending on the condition of the patient, then followed by the 50-minute surgery and then recovery. The average recovery time is 2 hours but you have to wait until the anesthesia wears off.
Q: Does the Partner need to be present for both appointments?
The partner does not need to be present at the consultation. At the time of surgery, a partner or someone, such as a family member or a friend, is required.
Q: What are the medications that are provided during and after?
During surgery, venous anesthesia and antibiotics are provided. After surgery, the medicine for uterine contraction is provided. If you need contraception, we can prescribe it.