What are the risks and complications associated with abortion pills?

Less than 1% of women that use abortion pills experience a complication [1]. The most common complications associated with the abortion pills are hemorrhage (excessive bleeding) or infection [2]. These complications can be treated in most health centers if you seek medical care in a timely manner.

You can find out more about the warning signs that might indicate a potential complication during medical abortion.


Sources

[1] Ipas. (2019). Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health. L. Castleman & N. Kapp (Eds.). Chapel Hill, NC: Ipas. Retrieved from: https://ipas.azureedge.net/files/CURHE19-april-ClinicalUpdatesInReproductiveHealth.pdf

[2] Planned Parenthood. How safe is the abortion pill? Retrieved from: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/the-abortion-pill/how-safe-is-the-abortion-pill

*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.

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