Virtually anything can be ordered online these days. From groceries to over-the-counter medicines, ordering online can alleviate some of the stressfulness shopping in person creates.
But is it safe to order things like the abortion pill online? Below are some things to consider.
Effectiveness May Vary
Online markets can make the abortion pill seem as harmless as purchasing over-the-counter cough syrup. But it is not. The abortion pill uses two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, to terminate a pregnancy.
When you order the abortion pill online, you are not able to verify the quality of these drugs. Without the proper dosage, the abortion pill can become ineffective and may result in an incomplete abortion.
In 2021, the FDA closely examined the process of prescribing Mifeprex (mifepristone). The final regulations for Mifeprex explain that this drug should only be administered under the supervision of a licensed, accredited healthcare professional. When ordering an abortion online, you have no doctor to oversee the process and it goes against FDA requirements.
Severe Risks Are Possible
Occasionally, the abortion pill can cause severe side effects that require prompt, medical attention. These can include:
- Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
- Severe abdominal or back pain
- Fever lasting more than 24 hours
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
Your health is the priority. These regulations are set in place for your protection and safety.
Finding A Safe Alternative
We understand an unplanned pregnancy can be difficult. A Hope Center is here to support you. All of our services are free and confidential, because you and your future matter to us.
Before you commit to any kind of pregnancy termination, reach out to one of our staff members. While A Hope Center does not prescribe the abortion pill, we are here to walk you through all the options. Reclaim your future today and call or text us at 260-422-3544 today.