Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about medication abortion

 

 

  1. What is medication abortion?
  2. Is medication abortion the same as RU486?
  3. Who can provide medication abortion services?
  4. How does medication abortion work?
  5. How effective is medication abortion?
  6. When during a woman's pregnancy can medication abortion be used?
  7. When a woman has a medication abortion, what does she physically experience?
  8. What are the advantages of medication abortion in comparison to vacuum aspiration abortion?
  9. What are the disadvantages of medication abortion in comparison to vacuum aspiration abortion?
  10. Who should not use medication abortion?
  11. What are the side effects and complications of medication abortion?
  12. What happens if a medication abortion fails to terminate the pregnancy?
  13. Is misoprostol a teratogen?
  14. How long does the medication abortion process take?
  15. How many clinic visits are required for a medication abortion?
  16. What follow-up care is required when having a medication abortion?
  17. How long after having a medication abortion can a woman become pregnant?
  18. How long after having a medication abortion will a woman resume normal menstruation?
  19. How long after having a medication abortion can a woman resume sexual intercourse?
  20. Does medication abortion have long term effects on a woman's health?
  21. Are there psychological consequences to medication abortion?
  22. Will a medication abortion affect a woman's ability to have a child in the future?
  23. Does medication abortion increase a woman's risk of breast cancer?
  24. Are there adverse effects associated with repeated use of medication abortion methods?
  25. Can a woman use a medication abortion regimen if she is breastfeeding?
  26. Is there a difference between medication abortion and emergency contraception?
  27. How can a woman obtain a medication abortion in the US?
  28. How much does medication abortion cost in the US?
  29. Can an a teenager obtain a medication abortion in the US?
  30. Can an unmarried woman obtain a medication abortion in the US?
  31. Does a woman need her husband's permission to obtain a medication abortion in the US?
  32. How can a woman obtain a medication abortion worldwide?
  33. How much does medication abortion cost worldwide?


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Last updated: September 2009