Is There a Difference in Success Rate Between Vacuum Aspiration Abortions and Abortion Pills?

Vacuum aspiration abortions are ~99% effective, while medical abortions with pills are ~95% effective (using a combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol) or ~85% effective (using Misoprostol only). Thus, both methods are highly effective. We recommend you decide according to what’s available where you live and what best suits your priorities [1].

[1] “Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems.” World Health Organization, second edition, 2012, Accesed November 2020.


*Nothing provided herein should be construed as professional medical advice and no medication / pills should be used without a prescription from a licensed / registered medical practitioner eligible to prescribe such medication in your local jurisdiction.