| 3 Things to Know if You Are Considering Mail-Order Abortion

Mail-order abortion refers to buying abortion drugs online instead of getting them through a clinic or pharmacy.

However, if you’re considering seeking abortion drugs this way, it’s critical to learn all you can to ensure you make a healthy, informed decision. This article will highlight the three things you need to know before pursuing this pregnancy choice.

However, if you want to talk to someone about all your options, contact Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

1. Mail-Order Abortion Isn’t Approved by the FDA

The abortion drugs you can find online aren’t FDA-approved, which means that the FDA can’t guarantee the source, quality, efficacy, or safety of the drugs. These drugs fall outside the US supply chain, and they aren’t monitored by the FDA.

This means that the dosage could be off (meaning you could take too much or too little of the drugs), and the ingredients might not work as intended (they may not be pure or include other additives). You may not even receive the correct drugs.

2. Abortion Drugs Come with Risks

The abortion drugs you can get from a clinic or pharmacy come with risks to your health. One of the main risks is an incomplete abortion, which is when parts of the terminated pregnancy remain in your uterus. An incomplete abortion can lead to heavy, prolonged bleeding, intense pain, and a potentially life-threatening infection.

However, since online abortion drugs aren’t FDA-approved, they can come with other unknown risks to your health.

3. You Need to Know Your Pregnancy’s Gestational Age

The abortion drugs you can get from a clinic or pharmacy are only FDA-approved for pregnancies that are 10 weeks gestation or under. If you attempt to take these drugs and your pregnancy is further along, you are more likely to experience a risk.

Before seeking abortion drugs, it’s critical to determine your pregnancy’s gestational age. The only way to do this is through ultrasound. This scan will tell you your pregnancy’s gestational age and also give you other essential information you need to know to stay safe.

You must have received a positive pregnancy test result at our center to receive an ultrasound.

Next Steps

Before making any pregnancy decision, it’s important to learn all you can about every option and know the risks.

At Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center, we’re here to give you what you need to make an educated decision—and we’ll walk with you along the way.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment. You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you.

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