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 forms. Regardless of the marital status (married or unmarried), both the signatures of the patient herself and her partner are necessary on the forms. In the case of minors, we normally request for the parent’s signature on the forms 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 term of 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 around noon, or you may have the surgery in the afternoon and go home in the evening.
In case of surgery under local anesthesia, it is possible to go home an hour after the operation if there is no problem with bleeding .
Before the surgery blood testing is required to check for anemia, liver function, and renal function. We will also test for infections such as HIV 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 case of miscarriages or natural abortion, health insurance can be used.
Counseling fee: ¥3,000~ Translation fee: ¥4,000~ Test fee for the operation: ¥20,000~
The Postoperative Examination
In order to check whether there is no abnormality such as rest inside uterus, inflammation or bleeding after the surgery; the postoperative examination is performed in about a week later. The postoperative examination fee is 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.
Counseling for those who have an unexpected pregnancy
For those who come to the clinic with the main complaint of an unexpected pregnancy, we require them to meet with a counselor prior to the procedure to discuss whether or not they will continue the pregnancy and to support their choice if they decide not to continue the pregnancy. Three times a week, we set up a counseling meeting day at the clinic, where the counselor can talk with those who are seeking an abortion and those who are pregnant and planning to give birth at our clinic. In counseling those who wish to have an abortion, our mission is to make it as easy as possible for women to “suffer through a more painful choice,” and our role is to “assure them” that “there is no problem with having an abortion” and that (1) they will not regret it, (2) they will not blame themselves, and (3) the child will never envy the mother. In addition, if you have any doubts or hesitations after the surgery, (1) don’t spend too much time worrying about it. Instead, encourage them to spend time doing something concrete with their bodies. Don’t prolong the unhappy time. (3) The most important thing to remember is that you are now a mother. (3) The most important thing about this event is that you have become a mother. (4) Be proud and respect the fact that you are the mother of this child forever. (5) Regardless of whether you give birth or not, you are equal as a woman and a mother. (6) Be patient with you because you are in the most pain. In the post-abortion questionnaires, many people say that the counseling helped them feel better and helped them.
If you have an unexpected pregnancy, you will have to decide whether or not to have a baby.
The counseling will help you make the best choice for you, whether to continue the pregnancy or not.
Reproductive Health and Rights
Sexual reproductive health/rights is a concept that was proposed at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994. Today, it is recognized as one of the most important human rights for women. It is abbreviated as “SRHR,” an acronym for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in English.
It is a concept that considers sexual and reproductive health and life safety as a right for women throughout their life stages.
It is the right of the woman concerned to choose and make her own decisions about everything related to her body, including sexuality and reproduction.
No matter how she decides, and of course without being subjected to various forms of violence, what she decides is what is most important.
The core issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights include the freedom to choose when and how many children to have or not to have, a safe and satisfying sex life, safe pregnancy and childbirth, and the healthy birth and upbringing of children, as well as a wide range of lifelong sexual and reproductive issues such as health problems during puberty and menopause.
It is women who become pregnant, and they face different health issues than men.
It is essential to promote mental and physical health as the basis of our ability to lead a fulfilling life. It is very important to understand the concept of reproductive health/rights and to “protect your body by yourself. It is important to understand the concept of reproductive health and rights and to protect your body. There is no perfect birth control, but you can choose the one that is closer to perfect. When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, it is a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have a child, and to choose a policy that is best for her and her unborn child’s health. “The right of women to have the freedom to decide whether or not to have children, to decide for themselves how many children to have, when to have them, and when to have them, and to enjoy the health benefits of doing so, as well as the right to have information and access to the means to do so, should be cherished.
Induced abortion is a reproductive right of every woman.
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. https://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.