What is the medical abortion?
The medical abortion is a way to end pregnancy without using instruments or surgery.
Why do some women prefer the medical abortion?
No anesthesia or surgery required
Who can choose medical abortion?
You may choose the abortion if you are less than 16 weeks pregnant from the first day of your last periods.
How long does it take?
Some women (2-5%) may begin to bleed after using the medication in the office. Even so you must use medication as instructed. Most women will bleed and pass the pregnancy within several hours of inserting the medication at home.
How effective is it?
Medical abortion is absolutely effective.
How does it feel?
You may experience some or all of the following:
Call the Physician if you:
Will I need a follow-up?
Yes. Your Physician needs to make sure the abortion is complete.
What if I don't have a complete abortion after taking the medication?
Your Physician will decide what option is best for you.
When will I get my period?
You should expect your next menstrual cycle four to eight weeks.