Questions and Answers

Whether you are a woman in need of an abortion, a journalist or are just curious about this service, here we try to answer all possible questions you might have.

Every question has a simple answer and a more in-depth answer which refers to scientific articles. The information given here is regularly updated with the latest scientific research.

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Why is this abortion service needed?

A safe abortion service protects a woman's life and health when she needs to…

What is an abortion with pills?

A medicine or a combination of tablets causes the non-surgical termination of…

Is it difficult to do an abortion by yourself at home?

No. You can take Mifepristone and Misoprostol on your own. Using Mifepristone…

Is an abortion with pills dangerous?

No. A medical abortions performed in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy have a…

Is it safe to do a consultation for an self- abortion over the internet?

A consultation on the internet is very similar to a face to face consultation.

Is it legal?

In most countries there is no violation of customs regulations when you receive…

How do you know if you are pregnant and how long you have been pregnant for?

Most women determine that they are pregnant if they are sexually active and…

How many weeks into your pregnancy can you do an abortion with pills?

You can do a medical abortion at home until the 12th week of your pregnancy.

What will happen if you do an abortion with pills after the first 10 weeks?

Medical abortion has been shown to be effective through the first trimester (12…

What if you are not pregnant but take the medicines anyway?

Your health will not be harmed if you are not pregnant but take the medicines…

What are hCG levels during pregnancy?

hCG levels in weeks from Last Menstrual Period : 3 weeks LMP: 5 - 50 mIU/ml 4…

What if you have a RH - bloodtype?

Usually doctors advise women who have a (surgical) abortion or miscarriage or…

When should you not use the medicines?

You should not use the medicines if:   someone is forcing you to end your…

What is a contraindication and how do you know if you have one?

Contraindications are conditions or situations might keep you from being able…

What is an ectopic pregnancy and how do you know you have one?

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that grows outside the womb, usually in a…

What is an IUD?

An IUD is a contraceptive, a small coil of about 3 cm inserted by a doctor in…

Why shouldn't you be alone when you do a abortion with pills and what if you do it alone anyway?

You are strongly advised to use the medicines in the presence of someone you…

Why should you be within 60 minutes of a hospital or first aid centre when you do the abortion?

It is absolutely necessary to be within one hour of help, in case you lose too…

What painkillers can you use?

NSAID's like Ibuprofen and Diclofenac are the most effective painkillers. If…

How to abort with the abortion pills?

To end a pregnancy till 12 weeks of pregnancy the medicines should be used as…

Are there other ways to use the Misoprostol?

24 hours after swallowing the Mifepristone, the Misoprostol tablets can be used…

What happens if you do not use Misoprostol in time?

The doctor advises you to use the Misoprostol 24 hours after swallowing the…

What if you take the Mifepristone and then decide not to take the Misoprostol?

If, for some reason, you take the Mifepristone and then decide you will not…

Can you use Mifepristone and Misoprostol if you are still breastfeeding?

It is better not to breastfeed during the first 5 hours after taking…

Is it safe to have an abortion with pills if you've already had one in the past?

Women are fertile for about 40 years. Some women need more than one abortion…

Can you eat or drink while you are taking the medicines?

You should not drink any alcohol or use drugs, as it can affect your judgment.

When will you start bleeding and how long will it last?

Mifepristone alone usually does not cause any side effects before taking…

What if you don’t bleed after you use the medications?

If you do not start bleeding within 4 hours of taking Misoprostol, you should…

Can you see the products of the abortion (placenta, embryo, blood) and what should you do with them?

Most of the time women can see blood and tissue in their sanitary napkin or in…

What are the side effects of the medicines?

The medical abortion normally causes side effects such as pain and cramping, as…

What is a successful abortion and how do you know you've had one?

A medical abortion is successful when the pregnancy stops developing and there…

How do you know if you have complications and what should you do?

If performed in the first 10 weeks, a medical abortion carries a very small…

How do you know if you have a post-abortion infection?

Infections following medical abortions are very rare. If you feel weakness

How do you know if you have an incomplete abortion?

An incomplete abortion is an abortion that has only been partially successful.

What is a curettage/vacuum aspiration and is it necessary after an abortion with pills?

Vacuum aspiration or curettage is a surgical intervention to remove the…

How do you know if you have a continuing pregnancy?

Continuing pregnancy is a pregnancy that continues to develop even after the…

What are the chances that the fetus will be malformed if you have an ongoing pregnancy?

If you have an ongoing pregnancy after using Misoprostol, the risk of having a…

Do you need to have an ultrasound after doing an abortion with pills?

If you do not have symptoms of a complication, it is not necessary to have an…

Do you require psychological counseling after you have had an abortion?

Most women do not need any psychological help after an abortion. Feelings of…

Does medical abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

No, having an induced abortion does not increase a woman’s chance of developing…

Will you be able to get pregnant and have children after an abortion with pills?

A medical abortion does not affect your ability to conceive or bear a child in…

When can you start to have sexual relations again after having a abortion with pills?

It is best to wait 4-7 days after taking the Misoprostol to have sexual…

When can you get pregnant again after having a abortion with pills?

Although your menstruation may not come for several weeks after your abortion

How can you prevent a future unwanted pregnancy?

About 85% of sexually active women who do not use contraceptives become…

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