Abortion pills are meant for early abortions i.e. up to the ninth week of pregnancy. It has emerged as the most widely used alternative to surgical abortion. A woman must never try medical abortion herself if she has been pregnant for more than 9 weeks. There are several adverse effects of taking abortion pills, so the safest way is to take them under medical supervision.
Women are often confused as to when they must take the abortion pill. Here is how you can prepare for an abortion:
According to the Feminist Women's Health Center, if the abortion pill is taken within first two weeks of pregnancy and in the directed manner it can be 95-97% effective. It must be remembered that proper medical guidance is needed if the patient is severely ill. Such medical conditions include chronic adrenal failure, anaemia, cardiovascular disease or uncontrolled seizure disorder. Abortion pill must be taken within 49 days from your last menstrual period or else its effectiveness drops resulting in complications such as irregular and prolonged bleeding even after abortion.
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