If you think you’re pregnant and are looking for private and/or convenient options, then ordering the abortion pill online may seem like a good option. However, the abortion pill comes with significant risks, and you deserve to know the facts before adding it to your cart.
1. Confirm the Pregnancy
You will need proof of pregnancy confirmation to know if you qualify for a medication (pill) abortion.
After a positive pregnancy test, the next thing you’ll need is an ultrasound so that you know how far along you are. You cannot take the pill after a certain point in your pregnancy, and an ultrasound will confirm gestational age and viability.
An ultrasound will also reveal if you’re experiencing pregnancy complications, such as an ectopic pregnancy, which is extremely dangerous and can’t be remedied by a medication abortion.
2. Understand the Risks
As with any medical procedure, the abortion pill has risks and potential complications.
The abortion pill is a series of two pills, mifepristone and misoprostol.
According to the Mayo Clinic, potential immediate risks of medical abortion include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
There are mail-order abortion regulations and warnings to know about, created to protect women’s health. Buying the abortion pill by mail typically means skipping essential pre-abortion screenings, which provide you with important information, like the dating and viability of your pregnancy as well as awareness of potential risks, such as ectopic pregnancies, etc.
Additionally, there are risks of misinformation due to ingredients not being properly verified and inaccurate dosages listed. It is best to speak with a medical professional before you go this route in order to protect your health.
3. Weigh Your Options
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