What are the risks to women?

Potential risks of Chemical Abortion include:

• Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
• An ongoing pregnancy
• Heavy and prolonged bleeding
• Infection
• Fever
• Digestive system discomfort

According to Mayo Clinic, Chemical Abortion isn’t an option if you:

• Are too far along in your pregnancy. You shouldn’t attempt a medical abortion if you’ve been pregnant for more than nine weeks (after the start of your last period). Some types of medical abortion aren’t done after seven weeks of pregnancy.
• Have an intrauterine device (IUD).
• Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).
• Have certain medical conditions. These include bleeding disorders; certain heart or blood vessel diseases; severe liver, kidney or lung disease; or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
• Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medications.
• Can’t make follow-up visits to your doctor or don’t have access to emergency care.
• Have an allergy to the medications used.

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