Softouch®

SofTouch® at Early Options

  • Gentle hand-held device
  • Private exam room
  • Companion by your side
  • Recover privately
  • Eat and drink normally
  • Resume normal activities immediately
  • No sedation needed

Typical Surgical Abortion

  • Electric suction machine
  • Operating room
  • Companion not welcome
  • Recover with other patients
  • Fast from the night before
  • Resume normal activities next day
  • IV/Sedation

SofTouch® is noninvasive and natural. If you plan to become pregnant in the future- at the time that is right for you- SofTouch® will not impact your chances of conceiving. SofTouch® is more like getting a pap test than a surgical procedure.  Only soft instruments are used and you are awake, so you can eat or drink normally before and after your visit. It is done in a regular exam room, a companion is welcome by your side, and there is a quick recovery

There’s a reason this method is called SofTouch®. It’s a gentle, noninvasive procedure performed with a soft touch by our highly trained physicians. The medical term for SofTouch is Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA). SofTouch® is a branded name for providing MVA in a regular doctor’s office setting. Harvard-trained physician, Doctor Joan Fleischman, developed SofTouch® in order to normalize the early abortion experience. SofTouch® can also be used to treat an early miscarriage, or to treat an incomplete surgical abortion.

How is it done? SofTouch® (MVA) is completed with a small device called an aspirator which fits in the palm of a doctor’s hand. One of our physicians gently inserts a soft, flexible tube through the natural opening of your cervix and applies light pressure, releasing the pregnancy. The procedure lasts about 2-5 minutes with minimal discomfort, and most women feel capable of resuming their normal activities within 15 minutes.

SofTouch® vs. Abortion Pill. Most women who come to Early Options® choose the SofTouch method because it has many advantages over the Abortion Pill. SofTouch® is nearly 100% effective, compared to the Abortion Pill which is 96-98% effective. SoftTouch is completed in one visit and our patients leave the office knowing that the pregnancy is over. Compared to the Abortion Pill, there is less cramping and bleeding and pregnancy symptoms subside more quickly

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“Early Options is a place where I felt safe, supported and taken care of during one of the most vulnerable times of my life.”
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“I honestly wish every medical experience could be this comfortable and efficient”
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“The attunement of the staff to my emotional needs at the time was incredible.”
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“There is truly no need for anesthesia. The process is quick and so is the recovery time.”
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"During an emotionally charged time in a woman's life, going to place with privacy and peacefulness is extremely important."
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"I know that finding a place like this that treats you with dignity, respect and without judgment is pivotal to making peace. "
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"I felt so at ease with all of the staff. They were so kind and talked to me like I was a real person."
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"They literally held my hand each step of the way and comforted me."
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"I was nervous and scared, but was quickly put to ease. They even allowed my partner in the room with me to hold my hand."
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"Take it from someone who was an absolute nervous wreck coming into this office, the staff was unbelievable."
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“Early Options is a place where I felt safe, supported and taken care of during one of the most vulnerable times of my life.”
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“I honestly wish every medical experience could be this comfortable and efficient”
Read More
“The attunement of the staff to my emotional needs at the time was incredible.”
Read More
“There is truly no need for anesthesia. The process is quick and so is the recovery time.”
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"During an emotionally charged time in a woman's life, going to place with privacy and peacefulness is extremely important."
Read More
"I know that finding a place like this that treats you with dignity, respect and without judgment is pivotal to making peace. "
Read More
"I felt so at ease with all of the staff. They were so kind and talked to me like I was a real person."
Read More
"They literally held my hand each step of the way and comforted me."
Read More
"I was nervous and scared, but was quickly put to ease. They even allowed my partner in the room with me to hold my hand."
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"Take it from someone who was an absolute nervous wreck coming into this office, the staff was unbelievable."
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When can I take the Abortion Pill?

What will the actual abortion feel like?

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