Medical abortions, sometimes called “non surgical abortions,” are performed in the first 9-10 weeks in the first trimester. Non-surgical abortion can be administered in pill form (otherwise known as Mifeprex or RU-486). Mifeprex is approved by the FDA for non-surgical abortion.
This non-surgical method of abortion will stop your pregnancy from growing and vaginal suppositories will help expel your pregnancy. There is a small statistical chance of failure with this method, so you must be physically healthy enough and willing to undergo a surgical abortion in the unlikely event that this non-surgical method fails. In addition, you must be able to commit to 2 or more visits to the office.
You must agree to the following requirements:
- You must agree to have a surgical abortion if the non-surgical abortion fails
- You must be able to receive phone calls from the office
- You must have immediate, reliable access to transportation in the event of an emergency
- You must agree to return to the office for a check-up afterwards