Welcome to the
Medication Abortion Website operated by
Reproductive Health. This site is designed to provide accurate
information about medication abortion to health service providers
including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, counselors,
and office staff. Educational information is also provided for women
considering the option of medication abortion.
contained in this website is derived from literature published in
international medical journals. The content of the website has been reviewed by experts
in the field and is updated regularly.
This site was last updated September 2009.
What is medication abortion?
also known as medical abortion,
the abortion pill, non-aspiration,
or non-surgical abortion,
refers to a family of safe and effective
methods for terminating an unwanted pregnancy. Through the use of
a drug or combination of drugs that are administered orally, vaginally,
and/or intramuscularly, medication abortion first causes the pregnancy
to terminate and then causes the uterus to expel the products of conception.
Worldwide, three methods of medication abortion are currently in practice
1. Mifepristone and misoprostol
2. Methotrexate and misoprostol
3. Misoprostol alone
If you have questions about medication abortion,
please visit our frequently asked questions section.
This month's featured question
I'm 24 years old and I'm not married. I live
in the United Arab Emirates and abortion is illegal here. I don't have a lot of money and I just found out I'm pregnant!
My boyfriend says that he'll marry me, but I want to finish my
studies before I start a family. I need to have an abortion - is
there anything that I can do? My last period was six weeks ago.
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