Writing for Jezebel last year, Dr. Meera Shah described just a few of the many reasons why pregnant people might prefer self-managed (or self-induced) abortion to an abortion performed in a clinic.
Medication abortion is the method of safely and effectively inducing a miscarriage using FDA-approved abortion pills. Medication abortion can be used to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks from the first day of your last period.
The emotional experiences of a medication abortion and a spontaneously occurring miscarriage may be very different. There’s no right or wrong way to feel! But the physical process, risks, warning signs, potential complications, and treatments are the same.
Medication abortion is safe and effective, but medically unnecessary rules block access — by design.
There are two abortion methods currently available: a procedure performed in an office or clinic, or an abortion brought on by taking FDA-approved medication. Both methods are safe and effective for ending a pregnancy.
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Today, the FDA announced major (and long overdue!) changes to the Mifeprex® (medication abortion pill) label.
At the Network, we love having a reason to celebrate – and what better reason than a birthday! Today marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. approval of mifepristone – a day that deserves to be lifted up and celebrated.