If you are unexpectedly pregnant, you might be searching for options to end your pregnancy. Obtaining an abortion online is appealing to some women because it is convenient and discreet. However, there are some reasons that purchasing the abortion pill online might not be a good idea.
The FDA warns against purchasing the abortion pill online. The FDA regulates medication to protect the health of Americans. Medication purchased online is not regulated by the FDA, so it is not reviewed for safety, quality, and efficacy. Obtaining the abortion pill online avoids safety measures that are in place to protect your health.
After recent national law changes, each state now has the power to determine if abortion is legal within their state boundaries. Except in cases where the woman’s life is in danger, abortion is banned in Missouri. This ban is over all elective abortions, including the abortion pill.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, a woman should have a physical evaluation, including an ultrasound, before an abortion.
An ultrasound gives you and your provider the information you need to determine if a medical abortion is safe for you. This information includes:
Like every medical procedure, the abortion pill has risks. Without a visit from a trusted healthcare provider prior to obtaining the abortion pill, a woman may not be properly evaluated for her increased risks of the following complications:
Without direct oversight from a trusted healthcare provider a woman that receives the abortion pill online will have to monitor herself for symptoms of these complications and seek emergency medical attention immediately if she develops any of the following symptoms:
It is recommended to have a follow up visit with your provider after a medical abortion to ensure proper healing, evaluate for any signs of infection, and confirm that there is not an incomplete abortion. By ordering the abortion pill online a woman may not seek the necessary follow up care from a trusted healthcare provider that is recommended for her health and safety.
If you think you are pregnant and are unsure of your options, Liberty Women’s Clinic is here to help. Our services are available at no cost. Contact us to schedule a confidential appointment today.Contact Us
This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counseling and/or medical advice.