Abortion Pill Option
Mifepristone (Mifeprex), commonly known as Medical Abortion / ” Abortion Pill ” / “At home” Abortion / RU486, provides women with a safe medical alternative to the traditional surgical abortion. With this method, a patient visits one of our offices to receive the initial‚ mifepristone medication and then completes the abortion procedure in the comfort and privacy of her own home. The non-surgical abortion method of pregnancy termination accounts for approximately 30% of all procedure performed between 5-10 weeks gestation.
After the initial paperwork, ultrasound, labwork, and examination are completed, final instructions and information are given to the patient prior to administering the “Abortion Pill“. This oral medication (called Mifeprex or Mifepristone) begins the abortion process prior to leaving the clinic. During the next 24 to 36 hours (at the discretion of the patient), 4 small tablets (called Cytotec or Misoprostol) are inserted orally between the cheek and gums, which then completes the procedure at home.
A mandatory follow-up visit at 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure is required to confirm the success of the procedure. This mandatory follow-up visit requirement is one of the key differences for patient consideration when choosing between a non-surgical or surgical abortion procedure.
The abortion pill method is extremely effective with a success rate of nearly 95%. Only 2-3% of patients require any further follow-up or intervention following an incomplete or failed non-surgical abortion. Of course, any further follow-up treatement that may be needed is provided at no cost to the patient.
The abortion pill procedure is extremely safe with a serious infection rate of less than 1 in 1,000 patients (0.1%), with only 1 in 100,000 (0.001%) patients deaths from serious infection.