Our clinic is located in a discreet office building in the heart of D.C. Your privacy is important to us, and each patient has their own private room. There are no waiting rooms and no lines, so you will likely never see another patient. We firmly believe that access to abortion is a right for all people regardless of the reason behind their decision. We offer a non-judgmental, compassionate, and supportive space for people to receive high quality care.

Our Services

The Abortion Pill

 

If you have missed one or two periods, you can end your pregnancy with a medication abortion, commonly known as the abortion pill.  This is a safe way to end your early pregnancy using a combination of misoprostol and mifepristone to induce a miscarriage in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Learn more about the abortion pill here.

At the clinic, you will meet your Patient Care Guide who will be with you throughout your entire journey in our clinic. The PCG will describe the medication abortion process for you, and help you understand what to expect both during and after you administer the pills. Then, one of our providers will confirm that you are less than 10 weeks into your pregnancy with a short ultrasound. After, we give you the mifepristone pill to take in the clinic and provide you with misoprostol to administer at home, as well as medications to improve your pain and overall experience. You may then return home and the pregnancy will be passed over a couple of days, accompanied by bleeding and cramping that will likely be heavier than your normal period.

A clinic staff member will follow-up over the phone with you a few days after your first appointment to check-in, and you will have access to a 24/7 phoneline to reach the providers with any questions or concerns. The medication abortion requires either a follow-up ultrasound or bloodtest; both options can confirm the success of the abortion pill and can be done in our office the week following your medication abortion.

First Trimester In-Clinic Abortion

 

Many patients choose to end their early pregnancy with a short and simple in-clinic procedure. This is a non-surgical abortion option that removes the pregnancy with light suction from a handheld manual device. The entire appointment typically lasts less than two hours, and the vast majority is spent in the privacy of your own patient room where your partner, family members, or friends may be with you.

Learn more about first-trimester in-clinic abortion here.

When you arrive at the clinic, you will meet your Patient Care Guide who will be with you throughout your entire appointment. The PCG will describe the abortion process for you, and help you understand what to expect both during and after your procedure. You will also have as much time as you’d like to speak with our nurses and providers to make sure all of your questions are answered. After a brief ultrasound, the physician will complete the abortion procedure. You may receive IV sedation medications for this procedure if you would like, however, it is not necessary as the procedure lasts only a couple of minutes and we use an advanced local anesthetic that effectively mitigates cramping throughout the procedure. You may have light bleeding and cramping after the procedure for a couple of days, but you may resume normal activity the day of your procedure and return to your normal routine.
A clinic staff member will follow-up over the phone with you a few days after your first appointment to check-in, and you will have access to a 24/7 phone line to reach the physicians with any questions or concerns.

Abortion from 16-26 weeks

 

If you are between 16 and 26 weeks along in your pregnancy, we can provide you with abortion care regardless of your medical history, background or fetal indication. We do not require any particular “reason” to be seen here – if you would like to terminate your pregnancy, we support you in that decision.

This process will take two days.

The first day is a pre-operative appointment. You will meet your Patient Care Guide, a specialist in patient support who will help you understand what to expect both during and after your abortion procedure, and support you through each step in the process. You will then have as much time as you’d like to meet with a nurse and physician; both will review the procedure process and answer all of your questions. Next, the physician will do a brief ultrasound and administer medications to dilate the cervix and help ease the procedure the following day. This may result in light to mild cramping overnight, and we will provide you with the necessary pain medications to keep you comfortable and to minimize the cramping.
When you return on the second day, you will receive IV medications to make you feel very comfortable and relaxed, and to control pain. Once you are comfortable, the physician will complete the abortion procedure, which takes about 15 minutes or less. After, you will be able to recover in the privacy and comfort of your own patient room, where your partner, family, or friends can be with you. Typically, the anesthesia medications wear off within two hours and patients may then be discharged to return home or to their hotel.

Abortion after 26 weeks

 

If you are farther than 26 weeks into your pregnancy, we can still see you, regardless of your medical history, background, or fetal indications. We do not require any particular “reason” to be seen here – if you would like to terminate your pregnancy, we support you in that decision.

The process will take three days.

The first day is a pre-operative appointment. You will meet your Patient Care Guide, a specialist in patient support who will help you understand what to expect both during and after your abortion procedure, and support you through each step in the process. You will then have as much time as you’d like to meet with a nurse and physician; both will review the procedure process and answer all of your questions. Next, the physician will do a brief ultrasound and administer medications to help ease the process over the next two days.
When you return on the second day your provider will administer medication that will help dilate the cervix. This may result in light to mild cramping overnight, and we will provide you with the necessary pain medications to keep you comfortable and to minimize the cramping.
When you return on the third day, you will receive IV medications to make you feel very comfortable and relaxed, and to control pain. Once you are comfortable and your cervix is dilated, the physician will complete the abortion procedure, which takes about 15 minutes or less. While the procedure itself is short, the dilation process can take anywhere from one hour to several hours depending on the person. After, you will be able to recover in the privacy and comfort of your own patient room, where your partner, family, or friends can be with you. Typically, the anesthesia medications wear off within two hours and patients may then be discharged to return home or to their hotel.

Our Providers

Matthew Reeves, MD MPH FACOG

 

Dr. Matthew Reeves is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Reeves attended Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Following his residency, Dr. Reeves completed a Fellowship in Clinical Ultrasound at the UCSF Department of Radiology followed by the Fellowship in Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Pittsburgh

Stacey Leigh Rubin, MD MPH FACOG

 

Dr. Rubin is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Rubin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. She then completed a Fellowship in Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at Johns Hopkins University. When not working, Dr. Rubin enjoys competitive horseback riding (show jumping) and spending time with her family.

Morgan Nuzzo, CNM

Morgan is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM). She received her BS in Nursing from New York University, and her Masters in Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Prior to her role as a CNM at the DuPont Clinic, she worked as an RN at Planned Parenthood and other independent reproductive health clinics. Morgan is passionate about expanding the role of all clinicians across the sexual and reproductive healthcare spectrum.

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Dr. Matthew Reeves
Dr. Matthew Reeves is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Reeves attended Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Following his residency, Dr. Reeves completed a Fellowship in Clinical Ultrasound at the UCSF Department of Radiology followed by the Fellowship in Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Reeves maintains hospital privileges at Sibley Memorial Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, and Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

In addition to his role at DuPont Clinic, Dr. Reeves holds appointments as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

From 2013 to 2018, Dr. Reeves served as the Medical Director of the National Abortion Federation and the Research Mentor at the Fellowship in Family Planning at Washington Hospital Center. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Reeves was the Chief Medical Officer of WomenCare Global. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, he was on faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and served as an attending physician at Magee-Womens Hospital working in both the Ultrasound and Gynecologic Specialties divisions.

Dr. Reeves has been a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists since 2008 and a Fellow in the Society of Family Planning, also since 2008. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

When not working, Dr. Reeves enjoys swimming, running, biking, and trying to grow orchids. He loves to travel with his family.