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Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe?

“Online abortion” and “at-home abortion” are both other names for medical abortion. However, one of the most common names is the abortion pill. The abortion pill is used to terminate an early pregnancy through two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol.

There are many factors that go into the safety of taking the abortion pill. Where you get it from, when you take it, and health screenings all play a role.

Here are some factors that could make an online abortion or at-home abortion less safe.

Getting the Abortion Pill from Unregulated Sources

Abortion pills are highly regulated by the FDA. They should be prescribed by medical professionals and then received through a regulated pharmacy. 

Ordering abortion pills online through questionable websites or from overseas can be dangerous. You won’t know if the dosage is correct or if you even received the correct drugs.

Taking the Abortion Pill Too Late in Pregnancy

The abortion pill is only FDA-approved for use until ten weeks of pregnancy. After this time, another procedure may be considered safer for you. 

You can verify how long you are in your pregnancy with a free ultrasound at our clinic.

Having Pre-Existing Conditions

Certain pre-existing conditions can make the abortion pill less safe. Women should not take the abortion pills if they currently have an IUD in place. 

Also, since misoprostol causes uterine contractions and bleeding, the abortion pill might not be recommended for women with certain blood disorders or heart diseases.

Foregoing STD Testing and Treatment

Getting STD testing and treatment is an important step before an abortion because it prevents the STD from spreading further during the procedure. An untreated STD can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can cause permanent damage to the reproductive organs.

Risks to Consider

Even when an abortion procedure is sought through legal means with safety precautions, there are still risks to consider.

These include: incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort.

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