THE ABORTION PILL – NON SURGICAL
Non-surgical abortions, sometimes called “medical abortions,” are performed in the first 9 weeks of pregnancy. Non-surgical abortion can be administered in pill form (otherwise known as Mifeprex or RU-486). Mifeprex is approved by the FDA for non-surgical abortion.
Non-surgical abortion will stop your pregnancy from growing and another medicine called Misoprostol will help expel your pregnancy. Since there is always a statistically small chance of failure with this method, you must be willing to have a surgical abortion if the abortion pill doesn’t work. In addition, you must be able to commit to two or more visits to the office and be in good health and:
- You Must:
agree to have a surgical abortion if the non-surgical abortion fails
- be able to receive phone calls from the office
- have immediate, reliable access to transportation in the event of an emergency
- agree to return to the office for a check-up afterwards.