CHOICES : A Sourcebook of Reproductive Health Care in Maryland

About This Sourcebook

You Have Options

If you are sexually active, there are so many different things that you need to know. You may be asking yourself: What kind of birth control should I use? What happens if I get pregnant? Where do I go if I need help? Choices: A Sourcebook of Reproductive Health is a guide to services in Maryland available to you. It is also an educational guide to help you learn more about your reproductive health options, including birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion.

Information Available Here

Reproductive Health Care Access

Birth Control: information about ways to prevent pregnancy

Emergency Contraception: information about and how to get the morning-after pill

Laws Affecting Reproductive Health Care Access: what laws affect your choices

Pregnancy and Available Options

Early Symptoms of Pregnancy: how to tell if you might be pregnant and to find out for sure

What Are My Options?: what you can do if you find out you’re pregnant

Facts on Abortion: information about different abortion options and how to get an access one

Health Care and Service Providers

Maryland College Health Centers: information for college students

Accessing Services: find an abortion provider

Family Planning Clinics: a state-wide list of place where you can get reproductive health services

More Information

Additional Resources: information for teens and women who have had abortions and religious and general reproductive health resources

The S.A.F.E. Program: how to get care if you’ve been sexually assaulted

For Sexual Abuse and Assault: where to get support if you’ve been sexually assaulted

Defend Choice!: how to defend your right to access reproductive health options

About This Sourcebook

This publication is based on extensive research, including written questionnaires and phone calls to health care providers from across Maryland and in Washington, D.C. It would not be possible without the generous support of the Educational Foundation of America, the MARPAT Foundation and the Marjorie Cook Foundation. NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund would also like to thank Kathleen O'Connor, Cordelia Beckett, Erin Earp, Lauren Swanner, Claire Moshenberg , Dan Trachtman, and Claire Goldstene for their contributions to this guide.

This guide is intendedto provide helpful information about birth control, abortion, and reproductive health care providers in Maryland. It does not provide medical or legal advice.For questions about a medical condition or treatment, always consult a licensed health care professional. NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund specifically disclaims responsibility for any loss, risk, or liability incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use or application of any of the information contained in this guide.

A publication of the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund
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