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Overview of the Abortion Pill (In-Clinic) 

  • The abortion pill (also referred to as medication abortion) is a safe & effective way to end an early pregnancy. 

  • The abortion pill involves using two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. 

  • This option is available up to 77 days from the first day of your last menstrual period 

  • This service is available at every PPPSGV health center (Monday-Saturday). 

What to Expect

Preparing for an appointment: 
  • Eat a meal before your appointment.   

  • Bring a photo ID.    

  • You can drive yourself to the appointment and back. 

  • Ensure you have enough menstrual pads at home to last for at least two weeks of bleeding when you begin your abortion. 

What to expect during a visit: 
  • Expect to be at our health centers for approximately 2-3 hours.  

  • An ultrasound will be performed to measure how far along you are in your pregnancy.  

  • A medical professional will ask you questions about your medical history, measure your vital signs, perform lab tests, explain how the medication works, and give you your pills. You’ll take the first set of pills at the health center. 

What to expect after a visit: 
  • You will take the remaining pills 24-48 hours after taking the first pill.    

  • After taking the second set of pills you may experience heavy bleeding, cramping, and blood clots to help pass the pregnancy.   

  • You may need a second appointment to make sure that the medication was effective. The clinician will discuss with you a plan for a follow-up. 

  • You may bleed on and off and experience cramping for up to four weeks after your abortion. 

  • You may still experience some pregnancy symptoms after your abortion. It can take a few weeks for the pregnancy hormone to completely leave your system.