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Is Medical Abortion Right For You?

Apr 24, 2015

Women of all ages who are faced with an unwanted pregnancy may be wondering if medical abortion is the right choice. However when making a decision, it is helpful to have an understanding of exactly what medical abortion entails. With a comprehensive understanding of the procedure, it is easier to make an informed and appropriate decision.

When Is Medical Abortion Done?

Medical abortion is completed between 5 and 9 weeks of pregnancy. A sonogram should always be done prior to a medical termination to ensure that a women is between 5 and 9 weeks. Many times women present for termination too early and a sonogram may not reveal an intrauterine pregnancy and may therefore represent an ectopic pregnancy. Depending on the clinical picture management options may very.

What To Expect From A Medical Abortion

The majority of clinics that provide termination services follow the EVIDENCED BASED REGIMEN for medical termination which entails taking the abortion pill (Mifepristone) in the office on day 1 followed by taking Misoprotol on Day 2 at home. This is the regimen that is followed by Metropolitan Familiy Planning Clinic. Our process is highly effective; between 95% to 98% of all women we see will have a successful termination with this regimen.

Other clinics in the area still use a medication called Methotrexate to cause termination which in general has lower effectiveness, higher side effect profile and is generally well tolerated. The National Abortion Federation recommends following the evidenced based regimen for medical termination as opposed to using Methotrexate. Make sure you are fully informed of the process of medical abortion a clinic offers before proceding with termination services.

Medical abortion is also referred to as non-surgical abortion and is an effective method for terminating a pregnancy in the early weeks. The two medications used in medical abortion include mifepristone and misoprostol. When these two medications are combined, a medical abortion results.

Deciding between a medical abortion and other options is a personal decision. At Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic, we offer safe and effective medical abortion options for women who choose this procedure for early pregnancy termination. We offer information and compassionate care from an experienced staff.

Our private practice setting delivers the highest quality care that is always safe, secure, and confidential. For more information about medical abortion, please browse our website and contact us with any questions you may have.