What is a medical abortion?

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Medical abortion is the termination of a pregnancy through the use of pills. The recommended types of medical abortion that are safe and effective are:

• Mifepristone and Misoprostol (98% effective)1
• Misoprostol alone (84% effective)12

Mifepristone plus misoprostol, or misoprostol alone, will cause a process similar to a natural miscarriage. The uterus will contract and push out the pregnancy; this process involves bleeding, passing clots and cramping.

Comparing different types of medical abortion methods.