Early Abortion Options for You in NYC
The medically induced abortion – commonly called “the abortion pill” is a form of early pregnancy termination successfully used around the world since 1988 and approved in the US in 2000. For some women this offers a safe, effective and non-invasive alternative to surgical abortion. The abortion pill actually consists of two sets of medication: Mifepristone (RU 486) which stops the development of the pregnancy and Misoprostol (Cytotec) which causes the miscarriage to begin. By taking these two medications under the direction of an OBGYN, women are able to end a pregnancy as early as 4 ½ weeks up until 10 weeks with limited risk of complication. Because there is no anesthesia and no surgical instruments inserted into the uterus or cervix many women feel that it is a more natural feeling process which allows them more privacy and the comfort of home.