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.