Learn more about the most common types of in-clinic abortion procedures and the abortion pill.
Medication Abortion | The Abortion Pill
A medication abortion, the abortion pill, is two drugs taken in separate doses (one at the clinic and one at home.) Another name for the abortion pill is a medical or chemical abortion. It is usually taken between 4-6 weeks, but it is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period.
FDA Warning on Abortion Pills By Mail: Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet
You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health. Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.
An aspiration abortion procedure can be performed up to 13 weeks after a woman's LMP. It is the most common early surgical abortion method and it is an outpatient procedure.
Dilation and Evacuation
A D&E abortion is typically performed 13 weeks or more after a woman's last known period (LMP). It is the most common second trimester surgical abortion method. Local anesthesia or sedation is commonly utilized.
Your next steps
If you are considering an abortion, contact us to learn more about medical and surgical abortions, your pregnancy options, and what resources are available to you. We can also provide free pregnancy testing and confirmation.
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