What is a medical abortion?


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 (85-95% effective)58

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.