Pregnancy: General Information

Your decision to continue a pregnancy or to have an abortion or is not a simple or easy one. It is important to take the time you need to make the choice that is best for you. Talking with family members, friends, and loved ones can help. The following information is intended to help you think through your options in order to make the decision that's right for you.

If you would like to talk with someone about pregnancy testing, pregnancy options, or any other questions concerning pregnancy, there are several resources on campus you can contact. The resources listed below may be utilized by women, men, or by couples who wish to speak with someone together.

Campus Resources

University Health Services 401.863-3953
Call to make an appointment with a medical provider for a physical examination and/or pregnancy testing. Health Services does not provide abortion services but can provide you with referrals. All services are confidential.

Psychological Services 401.863-3476
Psychotherapists are available to discuss all issues of pregnancy and decision-making. Call to make an appointment. All counseling sessions are confidential.

Chaplains Office 401.863-2344
Chaplains are available to discuss all issues of pregnancy and decision-making. Call to make an appointment. All discussions are confidential.

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Rhode Island Resources

The following organizations will provide counseling on pregnancy options and abortion services.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England  401.421-9620
Counselors are available to discuss all concerns and explore all available pregnancy options. Services available include routine gynecological care, contraceptive services, pregnancy testing, HIV testing, STI testing and treatment, emergency contraception, abortion support groups, and surgical and medical abortion services. Call for information and to make an appointment.

Women's Medical Center of Rhode Island 401.467-9111
Services available include routine gynecological care, contraceptive services, pregnancy testing, counseling services, and surgical and medical abortion services up to 21.6 weeks and will refer out up to 24 weeks. Call for more information and to make an appointment.

Four Women, Inc.  508-222-7555 
Services include emergency contraception, free pregnancy testing, evening and Saturday appointments, and surgical and medical abortion services up to 18.6 weeks. Call for more information or to make an appointment.

The following organizations provide services specifically designed to help with continuing a pregnancy and will assist with adoption or parenting decisions.

Bethany Christian Services 1-800-BETHANY
Free counseling and other comprehensive services for the pregnant woman and her family.

Children's Friend and Services 401.331-2900
Planning for prenatal health care, living arrangements and selection of adoptive parents.

Jewish Family Service, Inc. 401.331-1244
Not restricted to Jewish clients. Free and nonsectarian birth-parent counseling. Services for prenatal care. Adoption placement services.

Wide Horizons for Children  401.421-4752
Free, confidential, birth-parent counseling and resource referrals. Options available to review the profiles of prospective adoptive parents and to select the family of choice.

Links you can use

Backline 888.493-0092
Backline is a website and helpline dedicated to addressing the broad range of experiences and emotions surrounding pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood's "considering a pregnancy" and "pregnancy options" sections offer helpful, balanced questions to help you make the decision that is right for you.

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