Abortion Pill

Before taking the Abortion Pill get the facts.

The Abortion Pill is a combination of two drugs that requires two-to -three visits to your health care provider. On the first visit, the woman is given pills (mifepristone) taken orally that block the hormone progesterone needed to maintain pregnancy, causing the death of the embryo. Two days later, if the abortion has not occurred, she is given a second drug (misoprostol) inserted into the vagina which causes cramping that expels the embryo. The final visit is to determine if the procedure has been completed. The Abortion Pill is approved for use in women up to 49 days after their last menstrual period. Women who take the Abortion Pill can expect vaginal bleeding lasting for an average of 9-16 days.

Keep in mind, the Abortion Pill will not work in the case of an ectopic pregnancy where the embryo lodges outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. If not diagnosed early, there could be a risk of the tube bursting, internal hemorrhage and death in some cases.

For more information on the Abortion Pill, choose a Life Choices location near you and make an appointment to learn more.

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