During the first trimesteryou will usually have the option of having a medical abortion procedure or a surgical abortion procedure. Before considering the options, it is recommended that you obtain a sonogram to determine if the pregnancy is viable uterine, non-ectopic pregnancy and for accurate pregnancy dating. Need to Talk About Your Options? For information about abortion you may call the APA toll-free helpline ator search locally by zip code below.
Search Please fill out this field. Sorry, we could not find any Health Center for your search. How does the abortion pill work? Your doctor or nurse will give you the first pill, mifepristone, at the clinic. Pregnancy needs a hormone called progesterone to grow normally.
This medicine causes cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. How effective is the abortion pill? The abortion pill is very effective. For people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, it works about 98 out of times. From weeks pregnant, it works about 96 out of times.
From weeks, it works out of times. When can I take the abortion pill? You usually can get a medication abortion up to 70 days 10 weeks after the first day of your last period. If it has been 71 days or more since the first day of your last period, you can have an in-clinic abortion to end your pregnancy.
Why do people choose the abortion pill? Which kind of abortion you choose all depends on your personal preference and situation.
You can have your medication abortion at home or in another comfortable place that you choose. You get to decide who you want to be with during your abortion, or you can go it alone. Your doctor, nurse, or health center staff can help you decide which kind of abortion is best for you.
More questions from patients: Can the abortion pill be reversed after you have taken it? After taking mifepristone, you take a second medication misoprostol at home hours later. This causes cramping and bleeding and empties your uterus.
Claims about treatments that reverse the effects of medication abortion are out there, and a handful of states require doctors and nurses to tell their patients about them before they can provide abortion care. Studies on the abortion pill do show that if you take the first medicine but not the second, the abortion pill is less likely to work.
What is the RU abortion pill? RU is the former name of mifepristone — one of the medications that you take to have a medication abortion. RU is now called "the abortion pill" or "Mifeprex" the brand name for mifepristone.
RU was developed in the s. RU blocks a hormone that your body needs to continue a pregnancy. It works best when you use it with another medication called misoprostol, which causes bleeding to empty your uterus.Jun 18, · Arizona implemented a law that bans abortion once 20 weeks have passed since a woman’s last menstrual period, or 18 weeks after fertilization.
The law was blocked by a federal appellate panel last month. When discussing pregnancy, medical professionals customarily date a pregnancy from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period, because that is the date most women can pinpoint.
Fertilization commonly takes place two weeks after the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period. The abortion pill usually works, but if it doesn’t, you can take more medicine or have an in-clinic abortion to complete the abortion.
When can I take the abortion pill? You usually can get a medication abortion up to 70 days (10 weeks) after the first day of your last period. About 95% will have a complete abortion within a week.
With methotrexate, % of women will abort within 2 weeks of taking the first medication. Middleton T, Schaff E, Fielding S, et al. Randomized trial of mifepristone and buccal or vaginal misoprostol for abortion through 56 days of last menstrual period. (see Abortion Facts. To expand access to legal abortion services in Mexico City (where abortion is legal through 12 weeks LMP), this study sought to assess the efficacy and acceptability of the standard outpatient approach through 70 days in two SSDF points of service.
For pregnancies from 49 to 64 days (7 to 9 weeks), 0,2% of the women might need emergency curettage for bleeding 22 (or 1 per women having an medical abortion). This is comparable the risk to get an anaphylactic shock (which is a rare situation) after using penicillin.