Based on my period I am less than 6 weeks pregnant. Do I have to wait to use the abortion pills?

You can safely use Mifepristone and Misoprostol pills even if your pregnancy is under 6 weeks [1]. Keep in mind that if it is very early it may be more difficult to assess whether or not your symptoms of bleeding and cramping are consistent with successful abortion.


[1] Nathalie Kapp, Maureen K. Baldwin and Maria Isabel Rodriguez. Efficacy of medical abortion prior to 6 gestational weeks: a systematic review. Contraception, 2018-02-01, Volume 97, Issue 2, Pages 90-99. Retrieved from:!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S0010782417304389?

*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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