Q: How are abortions performed?

Abortions may be done surgically or medically. There are several types of each. One determining factor for the abortion procedure used is the gestational age of the pregnancy. At Oasis, evidence-based abortion education related to the specific gestational age of your pregnancy will be offered to empower you to make an informed decision.


Q: When will I get my pregnancy test results?

Pregnancy test results are given the same day, within a few minutes of submitting a urine specimen.

Preliminary ultrasound results are given the same day as the ultrasound exam but confirmed once our doctor has reviewed and signed off on the exam, usually within 24- 48 hours.

Q: My girlfriend is pregnant. What do I do?

The best thing you can do is to get the facts to make the most informed decision for both of you.

Oasis Medical provides a neutral setting for you and your partner to openly discuss each option.

Call Oasis Medical. Get the facts. We are here to answer your questions.

Q: If I am pregnant, what are my options?

After having a pregnancy confirmed by a positive pregnancy test and by ultrasound, you have three options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Our staff is here to answer questions you may have.

Q: Do I need my parents’ consent for an appointment?

Tennesse law does permit pregnancy testing and STI testing/treatment to minors without parental consent. Our services are offered at no charge to our patients; so neither insurance or guardians will be billed. Oasis Medical is devoted to making your health and confidentiality our primary concern.

Q: When should I take a pregnancy test?

While it is possible to receive accurate results before a missed period, pregnancy tests are most accurate after having missed a menstrual cycle.


Q: How do I prepare for my appointment?

We do ask for a photo ID for your file to protect your information. No insurance card or payment is needed since our services are free. We also ask that you not use the restroom at least an hour before your visit to ensure the most accurate test results.

Q: Can I get a STI without having intercourse?

STIs can be transmitted through oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and non penetrative sex. Condoms may reduce the risk of contracting an STI, but even when used consistently and correctly each time, they do not provide 100% protection.

Q: Can I tell if someone has a STI?

Many people think you can tell whether or not someone has a STI just by looking, but this is not true. Eighty-five percent of Americans with herpes (42 million people) don’t know it.

Some common symptoms of STIs include unusual odor, discharge from the vagina and penis, burning with urination, or sores on the gentials. However, many STIs do not cause any symptoms and it is possible to spread these diseases and infections without ever having symptoms.

Q: What is the difference between STI and STD?

Not all sexually transmitted infections become diseases. Once symptoms exhibit, an infection becomes a disease.

Q: Who should be tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections?

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends if you are sexually active, you should be tested.

If you are pregnant and considering abortion, you should be tested. Women who undergo an abortion procedure with an undiagnosed/untreated STI have a higher risk of spreading the infection into the reproductive tract, possibly causing further complications.