- January 10, 2018
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- Category: What is abortion
Medication Abortion, Abortion Clinic Pretoria Centurion Medical Termination
At Abortion Pills Women’s Health Center, offering medication abortion, we don’t believe that we should be telling you what the best course of action is – you know your circumstances and your resources much better than we do. We do know that having an abortion is a hard decision, so we recommend the following websites to help you find clear, unbiased information and tools to help you with this choice.
As the name goes, medical abortions do not involve surgery or other invasive methods but rely on medications to end pregnancy. A medical abortion involves taking the drug mifepristone; often called the abortion pill, its generic name is RU-486 and its brand name is Mifeprex.
Mifepristone is not available over the counter and must be provided by a health care professional.
A woman seeking a medical abortion can obtain one through our doctor’s office or at our abortion clinic and should expect two or more visits to complete the process, as another drug, misoprostol, must be taken to terminate the pregnancy.
Mifepristone is prescribed in the first trimester and is FDA-approved for use up to 49 days (7 weeks) after a woman’s last period.
Although considered off label (not FDA-approved), some providers may opt to use it up to 63 days (9 weeks) after the first day of a woman’s last period, although its effectiveness is diminished after 7 weeks.
Most people prefer doing medical abortions, because it can as well be done at home since it’s a matter of following proper instructions when using the abortion pill, of which after just a few hours you start experiencing normal periods.
Note: In case you happen to experience longer periods, you should always notify us in time so that we can be able to assist you to avoid unnecessary complications and side effects.
A woman has many decisions to make when considering abortion. If you’re thinking about abortion, your health care provider may talk with you about a few different abortion methods. You may be offered the option to have an in-clinic abortion procedure. Or you may be offered the option to have a medication abortion by taking the abortion pill. Medication abortion is the kind of abortion discussed on this page.
Whether you’re thinking about having a medication abortion, you’re concerned about a woman who may be having one, or you’re someone who’s just curious about medication abortion, you may have many questions. Here are some of the most common questions we hear women ask about the abortion pill. We hope you find the answers helpful. And if you’re thinking of having a medication abortion, we hope they help you decide what is best for you.