Can I do a medical abortion at home?


Millions of women around the world have done safe medical abortions at home. This is the standard of care in countries that offers safe abortion services.

For safety, what is important is that women have access to the medicines and get accurate information on how to use the medicines, what to expect after taking the medicines, and how to identify signs of a possible complication.  The process of medical abortion is similar to a miscarriage.  When done in the first 12 weeks there are minimal risks.  In the rare case of a complication, just like with a miscarriage, the woman should see a doctor or go to the hospital.