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Abortion Pill | Medical Abortion

The Abortion Pill (Mifeprex, RU486) also referred to as a Medical Abortion is available for pregnancies up to 10 weeks from the start of the last menstrual period.

The Abortion Pill

With the medical 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.

State of Arizona Consent

The State of Arizona requires that women having an abortion must have a consultation with the doctor at least 24 hours prior to the procedure. The state requires us to give you certain pieces of information at that consultation. This information can only be given to you in person by one of our doctors. This means that you will need to make two visits to our office, one to receive the state-required information, and once for your abortion procedure. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please understand that this process is required by state law.

July 21, 2020

To Our Valued Patients,

Please see the below COVID 19 Patient Info:

    • Facial coverings (over the nose and mouth) are required for all staff, patients, visitors, and vendors in our office
    • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days, had close contact with a positive or suspected positive case, or have COVID-like symptoms, please call us to reschedule your appointment
    • We are screening for COVID-19 symptoms and checking temperatures at the door; if you present with COVID-like symptoms or have a fever of 100.0°F, we will reschedule your appointment
    • Only patients may wait in our office. If you will be sedated, your driver may need to check in with our staff. Minor patients should be accompanied by one parent or guardian
    • If someone else is paying for your services, they will need to bring a photo ID and their card to our Front Desk. This person will also be screened and should wear a facial covering. We can also set up a PayPal invoice prior to your appointment if someone else is paying for your services

Please know that we are taking every precaution to ensure limited chance of exposure. The safety of our patients during office visits is our highest priority. We are constantly referencing the CDC’s recommendations and will implement all precautions necessary.

Thank you for your understanding,

Family Planning Associates Medical Group Clinicians and Staff