What is medical abortion?
Also known as the "pill method," medical abortion uses oral meds to end a pregnancy, instead of surgery. It requires two types of pills:
- MIFEPREX™: A progesterone-receptor antagonist. This pill blocks the hormone that's necessary for a pregnancy to grow.
- MISOPROSTOL: Also known as Cytotec™, this pill causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy (similar to a miscarriage). You will take this 2nd medication orally about 1-2 days after taking Mifeprex.
When paired together, these pills are a safe and effective way to end an early pregnancy up to 9 weeks 6 days gestation.
You can expect to have bleeding, cramping, and flu symptoms during your medical abortion.
Some patients say "it feels like a miscarriage."