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What Is an Abortion Pill?

Abortion is a controversial topic wherever you go. There will always be those who are all for it, and there will always be people who will go up in arms against it. For those who are open to the idea, however, there are a few options available to them in case they face the need to get an abortion.

One method of terminating pregnancy is to use an abortion pill, which basically induces miscarriage. The use of an abortion pill is also known as medical abortion. Technically, an abortion pill is not merely a single pill. While the general term used is abortion pill, there are actually two pills used to induce miscarriage. The first pill is usually taken orally at the doctor’s office, during the first visit. After 24 to 72 hours later, the patient is to take the second pill, which induces contractions. This is what results in miscarriage. Within two weeks, the abortion is completed. Miferex is a brand of an abortion pill which is FDA-approved, and it has a success rate of 95 - 97 per cent.

Only women who are in the early stages of pregnancy can take an abortion pill; specifically women who are, at the most, 8 months pregnant. After this period, medical abortion is not possible anymore.

Medical abortion is deemed safe - it wouldn’t have been approved by the FDA if it weren’t - but it is not free of risks and potential side effects. Some common side effects include nausea, cramping, and heavy bleeding even after the abortion has been completed.

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