What special medical conditions might be a problem?


  • Do I have any medical conditions that make medical abortion a bad choice for me?

    Almost everyone can do an early medical abortion. There are very few contraindications to medical abortion. A woman should NOT do a medical abortion if she has: 19 Inherited porphyria Chronic adrenal failure or hepatic failure A known or suspected ectopic pregnancy (neither misoprostol nor… Read more »

  • I have an IUD (intrauterine device)

    If a woman has an intrauterine device (IUD) in place, this should be removed prior to use of medical abortion.  1, 2 Intrauterine methods are very effective contraceptives so the risk of pregnancy while using these methods is very low.  21 Read more »

  • I have an ectopic pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus (womb), like in one of the fallopian tubes. Ectopic pregnancy is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening condition, occurring in 1.5–2% of pregnancies and can only be confirmed by an ultrasound after 6 weeks… Read more »