Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Abortion

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Abortion

Q. What is medical abortion procedure?
A. Medical abortion procedure involves the abortion pills named Mifepristone and Misoprostol. It helps to stop the growth of hormones that support pregnancy.

Q. Is abortion of one month pregnancy legal?
A. It is legal to get an abortion in India until 20 weeks of pregnancy under various grounds. In certain exceptional conditions, a court may permit termination until 24 weeks.

Q. How long does a medical abortion take to complete?
A. The second pill misoprostol is consumed 24 to 48 hours later mifepristone. Some women may experience bleeding and cramping for a couple of hours.

Q. What are the signs of successful abortion?
A. Pain, fever and discomfort are some of the symptoms. But it will go away within a few days after having an abortion. Then you need to visit your healthcare provider to ensure that abortion is successful.

Q. Can a medical abortion fail?

A. Medical abortion is much effective. It has a high success rate of 97% and has a very low failure rate.

Q. Can you drive after taking the abortion pill?
A. Bleeding and spotting is quite normal for a couple of days after an abortion. Your doctor may suggest you use sanitary pads. Your menstrual period will return after 4-8 weeks.

Q. Can you get pregnant easily after abortion?
A. The menstrual cycle may not fall for a couple of weeks after an abortion. Abortion does not cause infertility you can get pregnancy whenever you want.

Q. How much is it for the abortion pill?
A. In Delhi, India abortion pills are widely available and affordable. It is less expensive than surgical abortion. The exact cost depends on your pregnancy stage and healthcare provider.

Q. How soon after abortion can you get pregnant?
A. You will get back your menstrual period after 4-8 weeks of the abortion. Your next menstruation depends on the birth control method you’re using. You can get pregnant after an abortion very easily if you’re not using any contraceptive method.

Q. What can I expect after taking the abortion pill?
A. It is normal to experience bleeding, cramping and spotting for a few weeks after an abortion. In this case, you can use sanitary pads, tampons and a menstrual cup.

Q. How do I insert the misoprostol pill?
A. Insert the misoprostol pill into the vagina. Your doctor may suggest that you lie down for 30 minutes after the insertion of misoprostol.

Q. Do Abortions hurt?
A. The experiences of abortion are different for every woman. Some women may feel discomfort and pain while some may not.

Q. Can mifepristone be used alone for abortion?
A. Generally, doctors don’t advise to take mifepristone alone as there are chances that the procedure can be reserved.

Q. What is the name of the abortion pill in India?
A. Abortion pills in India named Mifepristone and Misoprostol is a safe option to abort pregnancy up to 9 weeks or less.

Q. Can we do abortion in India?
A. Yes, there are many developed abortion hospitals/clinics in Delhi, India that provides a safe and legal abortion in India up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Both domestic and international patients can visit India to have an abortion.

Q. What happens if I take an abortion pill and I'm not pregnant?
A. It does not cause any harm to your health. Some may experience minor side effects like vomiting, nausea, low fever for up to 24 hours.

Q. At what age is abortion legal?
A. Girls who are under 18 years of age need parental consent to have an abortion. Adult women can provide their own consent. Under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 abortion in India is legal until 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Q. How are abortions safe?
A. Abortions are completely effective and safe when it is performed legally by an experienced medical practitioner.

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