How to Use Abortion Pills

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Medication abortion, also called the “abortion pill,” is a safe way to end a pregnancy in the first trimester. This resource responds to several frequently asked questions about how to take and what to expect with the abortion pill.

“Misoprostol, used alone or in combination with mifepristone, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy in the first 12 weeks. It is approved by the World Health Organization as a safe abortion method for use with or without a clinician and has been used successfully by millions of people around the world.”