You may be wondering whether an online abortion is safe. Also known as a medical abortion, online (or at-home) abortion is a two-step method using mifepristone and misoprostol.

Keep reading to learn the safety factors to consider when reviewing this abortion option. You deserve the facts.

The Origin of the Abortion Pill

With more legal restrictions in place over the last few years, women have been ordering the abortion pill online through overseas or other providers. This poses even more health risks on top of the risks that already come with a medical abortion.

The FDA advises against purchasing the abortion pill online through unknown and unregulated sources as the quality, safety, and even the ingredients of the drugs could be compromised.

Less Medical Oversight

There is less or sometimes non-existent medical supervision with an online or at-home abortion. In this case, you would be responsible for monitoring for signs of complications and getting medical attention.

If you do experience any issues, it’s critical to be able to go to an emergency room or follow up with a medical professional.

Pre-Existing Health Conditions

It’s important to know that the abortion pill is NOT for every woman. The Mayo Clinic shares that the abortion pill is not an option for the following:

  • Women who have an IUD currently in place
  • Are too far along in pregnancy
  • Take a blood thinner
  • Have certain medical conditions or an allergy to the drugs

An ultrasound can alert you to a potential ectopic pregnancy, a non-viable pregnancy that is life-threatening if left untreated. An ultrasound can also detect whether you’re miscarrying and determine how many weeks you have been pregnant, an essential detail for abortion pill eligibility.

You can see if you qualify for a free ultrasound at our center.

The abortion pill is only FDA-approved through ten weeks or 70 days of pregnancy. Knowing your health status before you take any drug is essential to prevent complications.

Schedule a free appointment for an initial pregnancy confirmation to see what options you qualify for. Get the answers you need and determine if you’re eligible for the abortion pill. You deserve to safeguard your health!