Can I really do an abortion at home?
Millions of women around the world have done safe medical abortions at home.
You may have read a lot lately about the distribution of abortion pills for home use, and people pursuing “self-managed” abortion. Especially in the US, with new restrictions on abortion in almost every state in recent years, abortion is becoming less accessible. Thankfully, for many people self-managed abortion is a safe alternative.
Millions of women around the world have done safe medical abortions at home. This is the standard of care in countries that offers safe abortion services.
For safety, what is important is that women have access to the medicines and get accurate information on how to use the medicines, what to expect after taking the medicines, and how to identify signs of a possible complication. The process of medical abortion is similar to a miscarriage. When done in the first 12 weeks there are minimal risks. In the rare case of a complication, just like with a miscarriage, the woman should see a doctor or go to the hospital.
There is more information on self-managed abortion here.
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