The Abortion Pill (Mifeprex, RU486) also referred to as a Medication Abortion is available for pregnancies up to 11 weeks from the start of the last menstrual period.
The Abortion Pill
With the medication abortion method (often referred to as the abortion pill), a pill (Mifeprex) is given to stop further growth of the pregnancy and a second medicine (Misoprostol) is given later to cause the pregnancy to be expelled. Except in rare cases, no surgical procedure is needed. If a surgical procedure becomes necessary, there will be no additional charge.
The advantage of a medical abortion is that you can avoid having a surgical procedure, and you may go through the process in the comfort of your own home. Many women prefer taking the abortion pill, because they will not have to bring a driver with them. This allows them to complete the abortion process without having to involve a friend or family member.
The disadvantage of the abortion pill is that it is a slower process that occurs over a few days. Although medication abortion is a highly effective technique, it does have a higher failure rate than surgical abortion.
In terms of safety, there is little to no difference between a surgical abortion and the medical abortion pill.
Medical Abortion Follow-up
After your medical abortion, a follow-up visit is very important. You must come in for a post-procedure visit 2 to 3 weeks after the abortion. This is the only way we can be certain that your procedure was successful and that you are no longer pregnant. There is no charge for this visit.
We perform medical abortions in Phoenix and throughout all of Arizona, therefor all patients must consent to the abortion law requirements of Arizona.