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 mifepristone will treat ectopic pregnancy)
- A previous strong allergic reaction to mifepristone or misoprostol
Usually a woman knows if she has any of these medical conditions.
What is a porphyria?
The porphyrias are a group of rare inherited or acquired disorders that result from a buildup of natural chemicals that produce porphyrin in your body. Porphyrins are essential for the function of hemoglobin — a protein in your red blood cells that links to porphyrin, binds iron, and carries oxygen… Read more »