I know somebody who needs an abortion, how can I be of support?

safe2choose provides a lot of information regarding abortion, and also other resources that may be useful to someone considering an abortion. Make sure to be supportive and non judgemental. [1] Sources [1] Bpas. Supporting someone. Retrieved from: https://www.bpas.org/abortion-care/supporting-someone-having-an-abortion/

Will the abortion pills cause birth defects in a baby I have in the future?

Using Mifepristone and Misoprostol to end a current pregnancy will not have any effect or cause birth defects [1] to a future pregnancy. Both of the abortion pills (Mifepristone and Misoprostol) are rapidly removed from the body, thus they do not have any effect on future pregnancies. Sources [1] Women on Web. What are the…

Will taking the abortion pills make it harder for me to get pregnant in the future?

Mifepristone and Misoprostol pills used for abortion do not have any effect on a woman’s fertility [1]. Both of the abortion pills (Mifepristone and Misoprostol) are rapidly removed from the body, thus they do not have any effect on one’s ability to become pregnant in the future. Fertility can actually return in as little as…

Will medical staff be able to notice that I am having an abortion?

After using the abortion pills sublingually or bucally, it is not possible for someone else to tell the difference between abortion and miscarriage, as the symptoms and signs are the same. We do not routinely recommend using the Misoprostol vaginally, because if you need to seek medical attention it would be possible for medical staff…

What if I find out that I am pregnant with twins? Can I still have an abortion with pills?

You don’t need to change the dose or the number of pills if you find out you’re pregnant with twins [1]. The same pill regimen is used for twin pregnancies. Sources [1] Hayes JL, Achilles SL, Creinin MD, Reeves MF. Outcomes of medical abortion through 63 days in women with twin gestations. Contraception. 2011;84(5):505–507. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2011.02.015.…

I was diagnosed with a miscarriage. Can I use the abortion pills?

Miscarriage [1] is diagnosis of a pregnancy that has naturally ended on its own. Many other common terms for miscarriage include (but are not limited to): missed abortion, spontaneous abortion, dead embryo, anembryonic gestation, and non-viable pregnancy. If you have been diagnosed with a miscarriage (or any of the above), you have several options which…

I am over 20 weeks pregnant. Can I use the pills for abortion?

If you are more than 20 weeks pregnant with an undesired pregnancy, it is not recommended that you use the abortion pills at home, as there is limited medical evidence regarding the safety of this and it could be dangerous. If you need counseling or help regarding your pregnancy options at this time, it is…

We are staying available to support you with your abortion during COVID-19.

We are closely monitoring the situation of coronavirus globally and will keep updating our information and services.

We advise our readers to:

  1. Read our latest blog post on abortion and COVID-19
  2. Follow WHO safety guidelines on COVID-19
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