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Someone asked us: how early in the pregnancy can you have an abortion

Depending on where you live and your nurse or doctor, the abortion pill can be offered as early as about 4 weeks after your last period, and you can get an in-clinic abortion as early as about 5 weeks after your last period, depending on your medical situation. However, many nurses and doctors have different timelines. Some will provide abortion as soon as you test positive for pregnancy, which can also vary from person to person. If you’re not sure if you’re pregnant and are thinking about what you can do to bring on a late period, learn more here

Abortions performed early in pregnancy are easier, safer, and cost less than abortions performed later. Nearly 9 out of 10 abortions are performed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Your nearest Planned Parenthood health center can help you find the resources and support you need. You can also learn about the laws in your area and other information about accessing an abortion by visiting AbortionFinder.org.

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