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Q & A

General 

What is a medical abortion?
Is it safe to do a medical abortion by yourself from pills online?
Is access to abortion medicines a human right?

                                                                                                                          

Pregnancy

How do you know if you are pregnant and how long you have been pregnant for?
What if you are not pregnant but take the medicines anyway?
What are hCG levels during pregnancy?
What if you have a RH - blood type?
How do I know if I am allergic to the abortion pills? 
 

Precautions

What is an ectopic pregnancy and how do you know you have one?
Why shouldn't you be alone when you do a medical abortion and what if you do it alone anyway?
Why should you be within 60 minutes of a hospital or first aid center when you do the abortion?
What painkillers can you use?

 

Medical abortion

How should you use the abortion pills?
Are there other ways to use the Misoprostol?
What happens if you do not use Misoprostol in time? 
What if you take the Mifepristone and then decide not to take the Misoprostol?
Can you reverse a medical abortion after you take the pills?
Can you use Mifepristone and Misoprostol if you are still breastfeeding?
Can you eat or drink while you are taking the medicines?

 

The abortion process

When will you start bleeding and how long will it last?
What if you don’t bleed after you use the medications?
Can you see the products of the abortion (placenta, embryo, blood) and what should you do with them?
What are the side effects of the medicines?
How do I know the abortion pills worked?

 

Complications of medical abortion

How do you know if you have complications and what should you do?
How do you know if you have a post-abortion infection?
How do you know if you have an incomplete abortion?
What is a curettage/vacuum aspiration and is it necessary after medical abortion?
How do you know if you have a continuing pregnancy?

What are the chances that the fetus will be malformed if you have an ongoing pregnancy?

 

Abortion After-Care

Do you need to have an ultrasound after doing a medical abortion?
Do you require psychological counseling after you have had an abortion?
Does medical abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?
Will you be able to get pregnant and have children after a medical abortion?
When can you start to have sexual relations again after having a medical abortion?
When can you get pregnant again after having a medical abortion?
How can you prevent a future unwanted pregnancy?