How much does medication abortion cost worldwide?

The cost of medication abortion services varies significantly by country. In some countries in which mifepristone is registered, medication abortion services with the mifepristone and misoprostol regimen is provided through the public sector and highly subsidized. In other countries, women may have to pay out of pocket for their medication abortion care. In some countries, misoprostol is available directly from pharmacies and is relatively inexpensive. In other countries, misoprostol may be considerably more expensive.

Around the world there are a number of organizations available to help women access safe, affordable abortion care, including Women on Web, the International Consortium for Medical Abortion, Marie Stopes International, and British Pregnancy Advisory Services.


If you have questions about medication abortion, please visit our page on frequently asked questions.

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Last updated: September 2009