Ordering the abortion pill online can be risky. From skipping a pre-abortion screening to the unknown quality of abortion drugs, there are risks to your health. 

Even though the abortion pill process sounds easy to do online, it’s important to safeguard your health with pregnancy confirmation and talk to a medical professional. 

The Abortion Pill Process

The abortion pill, also known as medical abortion, terminates an existing pregnancy. It involves two different drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. Both drugs come with risks, including:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by a surgical procedure
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Medical abortion is only recommended (according to the FDA) for women through 10 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound is needed to confirm how far along you are and alert you to any complications before making a final decision on abortion.

Risks of Ordering the Abortion Pill Online

Skipping Pre-Abortion Screening

Without knowing the gestational age of your pregnancy with an ultrasound – you could take the abortion pill too late, resulting in retained fetal tissue and infection.

An ultrasound is important to confirm the location of your pregnancy and rule out the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies can be a threat to your health if left untreated. 

Unknown Quality of Abortion Pills

Ordering the abortion pill online comes with the risk of not knowing for sure what you will receive. Before taking any medication, it’s important to ensure it’s approved by the FDA. 

Online sellers could offer drugs without the normal FDA testing process. The drug’s quality is not up to FDA standards, or the dosage may be incorrect. Always discuss any drugs or medications you’re considering with a healthcare provider.

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