In case of an unwantedpregnancy, a woman can choose between a surgical and non-surgical option fortermination of pregnancy. Taking an abortion pill is a non-surgical way forending the unwanted pregnancy. Earlier known as RU486 and now as Mifeprex, it is widelytaken by many women although there are many controversies about this type ofabortion. The pill should be used 8 weeks after the conception in order toinduce the abortion.
Facts about abortion pill
The abortionpill can't be used by every woman since there are certain restrictions. For example, women under 18 and women above 35 years of age should not take these pills.Furthermore, the women who suffer from certain health conditions shouldn't use these pills. The same goes for women who suffer from heart disease, lungdisorders and diseases, kidney problems and diabetes. Furthermore, the womenwith epilepsy, liver and intestinal diseases should not terminate the pregnancyby using the abortion pill.
The costof the abortion pill is not too high and although it is taken at home and isbought in a pharmacy, several consults with the gynecologist are required. The abortionpill ends the pregnancy by blocking progesterone, which is necessary for the maintenanceof the pregnancy. This blockage causes the shedding of the uterus lining andfurther leads to the widening of the cervix and expelling of the fetus out fromthe body.
Side effects of abortion pill
When a woman terminates the pregnancy, it is quite normal to experience crampingand bleeding. Nevertheless, when the cramping is constant and aggravates overtime, it is an adverse effect of the abortion pill. Furthermore, the womanmight experience nausea, vomiting and dizziness, accompanied by sharp painin the back and abdomen, headache and diarrhea.
The abortion pill may also causevaginal spotting for about 9 to 14 days after the ending of the pregnancy. Pelvicinflammatory disease may also be induced by taking the abortion pill, althoughit happens quite rarely. Sometimes it occurs that theabortion is not successful and that the woman must undergo a surgery to removethe fetus. In case of ectopic pregnancy, when the egg is implanted in the fallopian tube, the taking of the abortion pillmay lead to the rupture of the tube and be even fatal for the woman. If a woman takes the abortion pillbut the pregnancy does not terminate that way, and then the woman chooses to carry out thepregnancy, there are high chances that the child will have deformities.