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This site is meant for people to ask questions about reproduction, sexuality, birth control, abortion, sexual health, and related topics. If you have other questions about the Emma Goldman Clinic, the prices for their services, making donations, etc., or anything you do not want answered publicly, please call the clinic at 319-337-2111 or toll-free at 1-800-848-7684.

The health information provided by this service is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Nothing stated by this service should be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you have an urgent medical problem call 911 immediately or contact your healthcare provider. We cannot diagnose any medical condition. If you have a condition you would like to be diagnosed, contact your health care provider or call us for an appointment at 319-337-2111 or 1800-848-7684.

THIS IS NOT WHERE YOU SHOULD ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT SYMPTOMS RELATED TO A RECENT ABORTION, OR INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR CARE AFTER AN ABORTION. YOU NEED TO BRING THOSE QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO THE CLINIC THAT PERFORMED YOUR ABORTION.

All questions will be read by a staff member at the Emma Goldman Clinic, but due to the volume received, only a few will be chosen to be posted on the web or featured in other venues. Questions will be checked weekly. We will not post submissions that have already been asked, so please read through previous posts.

Once submitted, any question may be used by the Emma Goldman Clinic for any purpose. We may not post every question submitted. If you have an urgent problem call 911 or contact your health care provider. In any case, do not expect an answer immediately, or on any specific timeframe.

We occasionally edit questions for length. Questions also are occasionally corrected for spelling or changed slightly to make more clear. We try to alter the questions as little as possible. When there is a question that we cannot understand, we do not post it.

Ask Emma! is a service of the Emma Goldman Clinic, which is located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. We do not necessarily know how medical procedures or policies work in other countries or regions.

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