By Fortesa Latifi, January 5, 2023
Abortion pills can be used to induce abortion within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, according to the FDA. They are safe and effective — Kecia Gaither, MD, an OB/GYN told Teen Vogue that 93 to 98 percent of people who use abortion pills don’t need follow-up medical treatments. Experts have long been calling for fewer regulations on how abortion pills are dispensed, citing their safety for at-home use. Medication abortion actually consists of two pills — first mifepristone and then misoprostol – which are generally taken within 48 hours of each other; the former blocks the hormones needed to carry a pregnancy and the latter induces contractions to expel the tissue in your uterus. (Misoprostol was already more readily available via prescription.)
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