(2) In 2008, Iowa's Planned Parenthood of the Heartland began using telemedicine to offer medical abortion
. (3) As approved by the Food and Drug Administration, medical abortion
is the termination of a pregnancy of up to 10 weeks' gestation using a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol, the former taken to block progesterone receptors, the latter to cause expulsion of the pregnancy.
Minister Fitzharris said medical abortions
are an alternative to surgical abortions for women, however at the moment they are only available at our approved medical facility, Marie Stopes.
Following the recent decision in Wales to license the second stage of medical abortion
for home use, there have been increased calls for England to follow suit.
is restricted for use in the early first trimester (upto 63 days), the dose being 200 mg of Mifepristone (oral) followed by 400 mcg of Misoprostol after 48 hours vaginally or orally for < 49 days.
"Mifegyne is a package of medical abortion
pills that doesn't entail extreme pain and thus anaesthetics," an online store for abortion pill Mifegyne says in its product description.
Women on Waves is a Dutch women's rights organisation that for the past 15 years has used various strategies, tools, and technologies to ensure that women have information about and access to safe medical abortion
. These include ship campaigns, safe abortion hotlines, telemedicine, scientific research, and, beginning in 2015, an app and even drones.
Can midlevel health-care providers administer early medical abortion
as safely and effectively as doctors?
There is a slight increase in the chance of birth defects or other health problems if a foetus survives a medical abortion
, but scans show the unborn baby is physically fine.
is an alternative treatment being used widely for 30 years.
(23) As Planned Parenthood's Reply Brief in the Ohio case summarizes, "every study that has considered the evidence-based regimen followed by the plaintiff clinics concluded that medical abortion
is highly safe and effective up to [nine] weeks." (24) In addition to being effective two weeks longer than the FDA regime, the regime preferred by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers also eliminates extraneous amounts of mifepristone, which can lead to fewer side effects, gives women greater control over the timing and location of their abortion, eliminates a doctor visit, and costs less for women choosing medical abortions
and medical abortion
Medication abortion (also commonly referred to as medical abortion
) is arguably the most important advance in reproductive health technology since the discovery of oral contraceptives.
Timing of copper intrauterine device insertion after medical abortion
: a randomized controlled trial.
SAN DIEGO -- Almost half of women undergoing a medical abortion
could safely avoid an in-person follow-up visit by using phone follow-ups, a review of charts on 118 women suggests.
"Early medical abortion
has become an integral part of abortion care," Ms.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) wants an updated interpretation of the 1967 Abortion Act to allow women to take the second dose of tablets for an early medical abortion
(EMA) at home.