I CAN do a medical abortion if:

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  • I am Rhesus negative

    There are different blood groups in humans. Most people have blood group that is Rh-positive. Rh incompatibility occurs when a pregnant woman has Rh-negative blood and the fetus has Rh-positive blood. If the fetus's Rh-positive blood enters the bloodstream of a woman with Rh-negative blood, the… Read more »

  • I have a multiple pregnancy (for example twins)

    Even if there is a multiple pregnancy, the medicines and protocol recommended to end the pregnancy are the same as for a single pregnancy.  15 Read more »

  • I am breastfeeding.

    Because of the extremely low levels of misoprostol in breast milk, amounts ingested by the infant are trivial and are unlikely to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. 15  No special precautions are required. 23 Read more »

  • I previously had a Caesarean section.

    The safety and efficacy of early medical abortion when conducted in the first trimester are unaffected by previous caesarean section(s). 15 Read more »

  • I am over or under weight

    The medicines and protocol recommended to end a pregnancy is the same for all women, regardless of their weight. The medicines work exactly the same in women of all weights, heights and sizes. 15 Read more »

  • I am very young or older

    Neither adolescence nor older age (e.g. over 35 years) should be regarded as a contraindication to medical abortion.  The medicines work exactly the same in women of all ages. 1   Read more »

  • I am HIV+

    HIV positive women can use medical abortion. HIV positive women may be at higher risk of an infection and therefore should take antibiotics after using abortion pills. HIV positive women may also be at risk for anemia, especially if they have malaria or are taking certain antiretrovirals (ARVs). Read more »