Are you considering taking the abortion pill at home after receiving abortion medication by mail? It seems discreet, but to make an informed decision about your health, you’ll want to make sure you don’t have any complicating factors. Before taking mifepristone and misoprostol at home, confirm these important details first.
1. Do You Have Any Factors Making You Ineligible for the Abortion Pill?
According to the FDA, the abortion pill is not appropriate for everyone. You should not take the abortion pill if you are more than 70 days pregnant (10 weeks since last menstrual period), if you have an ectopic pregnancy, or if you have certain other medical conditions.
Confirming Your Eligibility
Before proceeding with a mail-order abortion, you should make sure you’re eligible for the abortion medication. Get an ultrasound to confirm how long you’ve been pregnant and to rule out the possibility that you have an ectopic pregnancy.
2. Are You at Increased Risk of Complications?
Having an untreated STD may increase your risk of complications after abortion. Chlamydia and BV could create a greater chance of developing a pelvic infection following a medication abortion, leading to chronic pain and fertility problems later on.
STD Testing and Treatment
To be safe, get tested and treated for STDs now, even if you’ve been with your partner for a while. We provide referrals for STD screening and treatment.
3. Do You Have Access to Pre-Abortion Screening, Abortion Follow-Up, and Emergency Care?
A mail-order abortion may remove in-person pre-abortion screenings and other safeguards intended to protect your health. It also may make it more difficult for you to find follow-up care to make sure all contents of the pregnancy were removed.
An incomplete abortion can cause serious infection, so you will need to make sure you have access to follow up care and if needed emergency medical care.
No-Cost Services in Centereach and East Meadow, NY
Don’t leave things to chance. Before having a mail-order abortion, schedule a medical consultation with our team of licensed healthcare professionals.
Our services are confidential and provided at no cost to you.