Abortion is the common name for pregnancy termination. There are various reasons for deciding on an abortion. One reason could be in response to an unplanned pregnancy where the woman is not financially, emotionally, or mentally prepared to have children. Another reason is the risk of the pregnancy to the woman’s health (or the fetus’ health) due to a medical condition or complication. Still another reason could be a partner-related issue such as an abusive relationship or a non-supportive partner. Whatever the reason is; the procedure should be done with the woman’s best interests at heart.
One popular method of pregnancy termination is the use of Abortion Pills. The medical names for these pills are mifepristone and misoprostol. These pills are given by a licensed doctor or nurse at a health center. They will also give instructions on how these medicines are properly used, and where they can be taken (which is dependent on state laws and the health center’s policies).
The woman will then ingest the first pill; mifepristone, which blocks her body’s progesterone production and halts the growth of the developing zygote. Then, the second pill, misoprostol, is taken next; either right away or up to 48 hours later. This second pill makes the woman empty her uterus by causing cramping and bleeding: symptoms which are similar to early miscarriage. The woman will need to alert the health center where she got the pills if no bleeding occurs within 24 hours after taking the medicines. Medication abortion can be done for up to 70 days (10 weeks) after the first day of your last period.
Abortion pills are convenient, effective, and safe. However, If the pills don’t work; then the woman could then opt for an In-Clinic Abortion instead.
Parkmed NYC is dedicated to providing quality reproductive health care services and solutions such as Abortion Services, STD Testing, Birth Control, and Pelvic Pain Treatment. We are a physician-owned clinic licensed by the New York State Department of Health as a Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Call us up at 212-686-6066, or contact us online for all of your reproductive health questions and for more information.