Medical abortion is highly effective.

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The combination of Mifepristone with misoprostol is highly effective, safe and acceptable. A complete abortion (meaning that a woman will not need additional care) will occur up to 98% of the time if a woman is less than12 weeks pregnant.

Approximately 2–5% of women treated with the combination of mifepristone and misoprostol may require additional medical care to resolve an incomplete abortion, terminate a continuing pregnancy, or control bleeding. 1

Misoprostol alone for early pregnancy termination results in a complete abortion occurs in 84%12 of women.

The earlier the medical abortion is done the more effective and safe it will be. 2 

% of continuing pregnancies

Pregnancy Length

Mifepristone and Misoprostol

Misoprostol alone

Up to 7 weeks

0,1%5

4.7% 9

Between 7-9 weeks

0,5%5

7,2% 9

Between 9-12 weeks

1 %7

7,1%10

Between 13-16 weeks

2,9%8

15,1%11

Between 17-21 weeks

2,8%8

15,1%11