Medical Abortion

What Is Medical Abortion?

Medical or non-surgical abortion ( Abortion Pill ) uses RU486 and other types of chemicals to terminate an early pregnancy. This method of abortion must be used within 49 days from the first day of your last menstrual period. The medical abortion process involves a series of pills and at least three visits to the doctor’s office.

Considering Medical Abortion (The Abortion Pill)?

Are you considering a medical abortion in Atlanta? Before taking RU486, the Abortion Pill, you should understand what it is, how it works, and what it could mean to your health. Read on and make an appointment. We’ll be happy to discuss with you the different abortion procedures — both medical and surgical – confirm your pregnancy and advise you on your options based on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

Medical Abortion Requires Three Steps

Medical abortion is a three (or more) step process. The first step is visiting an abortion provider for an assessment and the first dose of medication that terminates the pregnancy. A few days later the patient will return to the abortion provider to take the second dose of medication that expels the embryo. Two weeks later, the patient will return to the abortion provider to determine if the abortion procedure has been completed.

Medical Abortion May Fail

If medical abortion fails or is incomplete, a surgical, suction abortion is required. If you’re considering a medical abortion, make sure you have all the information about this procedure and the surgical options as well. Make an appointment to learn more.

Your Questions Answered

Atlanta Care Center will answer the following questions as they relate to your situation:

  • Is my pregnancy at a stage when I would still be able to seek a medical abortion?
  • How long does it take for a medical abortion to work?
  • After I take the medication to start a medical abortion, what can I expect to happen to me physically? What side effects might I experience? Are there any serious complications that I should be aware of?
  • How successful is medical abortion?

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