What is the abortion pill?
The abortion pill, also called medical abortion, or RU486, is a method to end pregnancy non-surgically with medication. This method is available to women under 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Does Women’s Clinic offer the Abortion Pill?
Yes. It is one of the two methods of abortion offered at women’s clinic
How late can you take the abortion pill?
If you are under 24 weeks of pregnancy you can qualify for the “abortion pill” (medical abortion).
How does the abortion pill work?
The medical abortion process (abortion pill) has two steps and includes two different medicines. First, at women’s clinic you take a pill called mifepristone which stops the pregnancy from growing. Second, at your home, 6 to 8 hours after taking the first pill, you take a set of 4 pills called misoprostol. The second set of pills empties the uterus, and you will experience cramping and heavy bleeding during this process. The abortion-by-pill has a success rate of 91-95%.
How do I prepare for the medical abortion?
There are no special preparations for medical abortion (the abortion pill). When you come in for your appointment, you will have lab work and a sonogram done, and you will meet with a licensed Clinic Social Worker to discuss your pregnancy options, the abortion procedure, and any concerns or questions you may have.
How do you know if the abortion pill has worked?
You must come back to women’s no later than 2 weeks after your procedure for your post abortion checkup and sonogram to make sure that your medical abortion was successful and your uterus is empty. If the abortion fails, you may need to repeat the process or have an in-clinic surgical abortion.
How much is the abortion pill in South Africa?
Medical abortion, also known as the “abortion pill,” is available for R600, which includes your first visit and a follow-up visit.