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A medical abortion requires two medicines (mifepristone and misoprostol) that will be delivered to you. A medical abortion has a success rate of more than 97%. The abortion can be done safely at home as long you have good information and access to emergency medical care should complications occur.
A medical abortion uses a combination of abortion pills to cause the non-surgical termination of an early pregnancy up until the 9th week of pregnancy. The safest, most effective type of medical abortion requires the use of two different drugs. These medicines, called Mifeprisone, (also known as Mifepristone, RU486, RU or Mifeprex, the abortion pill or mifegyne) and Misoprostol (also known as Cytotec , Arthrotec or Oxaprost or Cyprostol, Cyprostoll or Misotrol) provoke the spontaneous expulsion of the pregnancy from the uterus.
How surgical abortions and medication abortions work
Surgical abortions are in-clinic procedures using suction or other medical tools to remove a pregnancy from the uterus. According to the Guttmacher Institute, nearly one in four U.S. women (about 24 percent) will have an abortion by age 45, and the majority of those abortions are surgical. Surgical abortions can take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes and they are a safe, effective, and common medical procedure. The vast majority of surgical abortions occur in the first trimester; this is the most common abortion option available after 10 weeks of pregnancy.