3 Things to Know if You Are Considering Mail-Order Abortion

Abortion delivered ⎼ sounds like a simple and easy process, but there are real risks to consider for your safety. If you’re considering a medical abortion (the Abortion Pill), it’s essential to learn about the process before you make a decision. Medication abortion can have a significant impact on your future and your health. 

1. Determine how far along you are

First and foremost, how far along are you? The gestational age determines if you are even eligible for mail-order abortion using medication.

The FDA shares that medication abortion is only recommended for women up to 70 days gestation. Otherwise, surgical abortion may be your only other abortion option.

Confirm how far along you are with an ultrasound after receiving lab-quality pregnancy testing at Clear Choice Clinic. This step is necessary to move forward with any type of abortion and is offered at no cost to you.

2. Know the risks of Mail-Order Abortion

Medication abortion has safety guards put into place for a reason. When considering having abortion medication delivered to your home, also known as online abortion, there are risks to keep in mind, including:

  • The lack of a pre-abortion screening can put women’s health in danger.
    • Without an ultrasound, it is impossible to verify an intrauterine pregnancy. If your pregnancy is forming outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy) a medication abortion will not be successful and the result could be life-threatening to you.
    • Medication abortion taken after 10 weeks (70 days) is not recommended by the manufacturer or best practice guidelines and may result in an incomplete abortion. An ultrasound can verify how far along you are.

There are also physical risks of medication abortion to consider. There are two different drugs taken to terminate an existing pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. Possible risks of these two drugs include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever

3. Know all your options

You could feel like having an abortion delivered to your home is your only option, but it’s vital to be informed about all your options: abortion, making an adoption plan, and parenting. Talk confidentially and with no pressure with our compassionate team at Clear Choice Clinic.

All of our services and support are at no cost to you. Get the clarity you need today by scheduling a free and confidential appointment. We are here for you.

The choice is yours. Choose to know.

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