Medical Abortion

The “abortion pill” is a bit of a misnomer. Known formally as medical or medication abortion, it is really two separate drugs—mifepristone, which stops the pregnancy from progressing, followed by misoprostol, which triggers uterus contractions—that together mimic what happens in a miscarriage - Sarah Zhang

Medical Abortion
Medical Abortion

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Spreading Plan C to End Pregnancy

After lunch on a Saturday in late January at her home in Los Angeles, Francine Coeytaux, 63, an abortion rights activist, retrieved a Priority Mail envelope from her office and announced to her guests, a group of young women she had recruited to her cause, the results of a recent experiment. “A couple weeks ago, we Googled ‘abortion pills’ and tried ordering from a few of the sites that came up,” she said.

The pills, misoprostol and mifepristone, are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use by a licensed provider to end a pregnancy within the first 10 weeks, or what is known as “medical abortion.” Mifepristone works by blocking the effects of progesterone, a hormone without…

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 Spreading Plan C to End Pregnancy

The F.D.A. warns against purchasing the drugs from online vendors, but women in the United States are doing it anyway. Increasingly, advocates of access to the drugs say, women are turning to the internet to procure the pills for use in their homes.

11 Questions You Probably Have About the Abortion Pill, Answered by Doctors

Despite this, when most people discuss abortion, they’re often talking about surgical abortion, as in going into a doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic to terminate a pregnancy. But anyone who needs to end a pregnancy should know that, if they’re 10 weeks or less along, they have another option: the abortion pill, aka medication abortion.

9 Questions You Probably Have About the Abortion Pill, Answered by Doctors

Any medical procedure can be scary, but abortion is often shrouded in extra mystery or false information that makes it even more intimidating. Here’s everything you should know about the abortion pill to keep you safe and informed.


The purpose of the website and the service is to create social justice and improve the health status and human rights of women who do not have the possibility of accessing local abortion services.

Mifepristone ( Mifeprex)

Mifepristone works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down and the pregnancy cannot continue.

Use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynaecology. The correct dosage varies greatly according to gestation, indication and route of administration - using the correct dosage is vital for success and to prevent complications.

Women Help Women

Contraception and abortion belong in women's hands! Women Help Women is a collaborative non-profit initiative.

Women on Waves

Women on Waves envisions a world where all people can decide about their bodies and lives and can access sexual health services/information including safe abortion services no matter where they live or what is their social economic status. Abortion is fundamentally about social and gender justice.

Women on Web

Women on Web is a digital community of women who have had abortions, medical doctors, researchers, and individuals and organizations that support abortion rights.

Abortion Pills Risk

The website is designed for patients, families, researchers, professionals, or the general public that have an interest in learning about the facts and health risks of mifepristone (otherwise known as the Abortion Pill or RU-486) and misoprostol for the termination of early pregnancy.

Aid Access

For many women, girls and trans men it can be impossible to secure a safe abortion. Aid Access supports women who cannot otherwise access an abortion and protects their human rights.


safe2choose is a social enterprise that is a part of an international movement for reproductive health and access to safe abortion. Our team includes multilingual counselors, medical doctors and experts in the field of public health and international development that work together to provide you with accurate information about safe abortion. We support and respect women to make their own decisions regarding their bodies and reproductive health.

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