Make sure the place you visit is licensed to provide the medical service you need (i.e. contraceptive care, abortion or abortion referrals, prenatal care or emergency contraception).
Medically inaccurate claims
The scientific community has concluded that abortion does not cause breast cancer.
Real doctors must comply with HIPPA regulations to protect your privacy.
Lies about gestational age
Some clinics mislead people as to how pregnant they are, making them think they’re further along than they are. They do this because some States have specific laws prohibiting abortion after a certain point. If you choose to have an abortion, you will have to abort before this due date.
Inaccurate information about miscarriage
Some clinics lead patients to believe that if they do nothing, they’ll miscarry naturally. This isn’t necessarily true at all. Miscarriage risk depends on many factors, like the person’s age or health. The risk is highest early in the first trimester but the chances of miscarriage drop considerably as pregnancy progresses.
If you’re pregnant, you should know that not everyone who wears a white coat is a doctor.
Fake Clinics: Don't Let Them Fool You
WHAT'S A FAKE CLINIC?
Fake clinics are everywhere. The more
you know about them, the better you
are prepared to protect yourself.
NYC Know Your Rights
The best way to fight against fake clinics and protect yourself is to know your rights. Here are some facts to keep in mind.
Report a Fake Clinic
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a fake clinic, you can report it by calling 311 or through the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) here. Reports of violation will help others avoid the same trap and can possibly lead to the closure of the facility.
If you file a complaint, please submit the information of your complaint and take a short survey: