Despite the F.D.A.’s restrictions, activists have created a robust online market that makes getting pills surprisingly easy. There are “report cards” on where to find tested drugs, detailed guides on how to use them safely, a help line for consulting with legal experts, and dozens of discussion boards and support groups helping women navigate the fraught decision of whether and how to terminate a pregnancy. Amid growing restrictions on clinic-based abortions, the online pill market functions as a haven of last resort for desperate women.
Options for at-home abortion pill access will vary based on your location.
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.
We provide professional and private abortion care to folks in California, Colorado, Illinois and New Mexico (more states coming soon!) seeking to safely end a pregnancy from the comfort of their own home. Choix provides all necessary medications for the abortion - as well as to help alleviate side effects - to those who qualify.
Restrictive states have already set their sights on a new wave of telehealth companies that were supposed to be a panacea for a post-Roe world.
Medication that allows women to end pregnancies at home up to ten weeks after conception has transformed abortion health care in many countries. Data are patchy but more than two-thirds of abortions in northern European countries and 90% in India are thought to happen this way. America, however, has lagged.
Overall, we found that medication abortions dispensed after reviewing a patient’s medical history are just as safe and effective as those prescribed after an in-person pelvic exam and ultrasound.
The medication used in self-managed abortions is safe for most women less than 10 weeks pregnant.
The Philippines has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world; while the government has acknowledged that the law may allow abortion to protect the life and health of pregnant women, in practice such exceptions are not made. Women have little choice but to resort to whatever underground treatment they can access and afford, regardless of risk.
It is still legal in most states to receive abortion medication by mail, which has been allowed since December 2021, when the Food and Drug Administration lifted a restriction that required patients to obtain the pills from a certified provider.
There's plenty of evidence that most online retailers are selling the real thing.
Numerous online drug-sellers say they sell the abortion pill—but what are women actually getting when they order it? I decided to find out.
Learn how to use abortion medication to safely and effectively end a pregnancy.
Amid national furor over abortion access, a new survey found most women were satisfied with obtaining an abortion pill from a mail-order pharmacy, leading the researchers to argue that a regulatory program restricting such access is unnecessary.
There's a growing consensus that the FDA's regulations on abortion pills aren't medically necessary.
Recognizing that even women in a country with legal abortion might need help getting one, Women Help Women is introducing a U.S.-specific online counseling service for women who are trying to terminate their own pregnancies at home.
I bought them online. They’re easy to get, and they’ll change everything.