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In case of an unwanted pregnancy, a woman can choose between a surgical and non-surgical option for termination of pregnancy. Taking an abortion pill is a non-surgical way for ending the unwanted pregnancy. Earlier known as RU486 and now as Mifeprex, it is widely taken by many women although there are many controversies about this type of abortion. The pill should be used 8 weeks after the conception in order to induce the abortion.

Facts about abortion pill

The abortion pill 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, lung disorders and diseases, kidney problems and diabetes. Furthermore, the women with epilepsy, liver and intestinal diseases should not terminate the pregnancy by using the abortion pill.

The cost of the abortion pill is not too high and although it is taken at home and is bought in a pharmacy, several consults with the gynecologist are required. The abortion pill ends the pregnancy by blocking progesterone, which is necessary for the maintenance of the pregnancy. This blockage causes the shedding of the uterus lining and further leads to the widening of the cervix and expelling of the fetus out from the body.

Side effects of abortion pill

When a woman terminates the pregnancy, it is quite normal to experience cramping and bleeding. Nevertheless, when the cramping is constant and aggravates over time, it is an adverse effect of the abortion pill. Furthermore, the woman might experience nausea, vomiting and dizziness, accompanied by sharp pain in the back and abdomen, headache and diarrhea.

The abortion pill may also cause vaginal spotting for about 9 to 14 days after the ending of the pregnancy. Pelvic inflammatory disease may also be induced by taking the abortion pill, although it happens quite rarely. Sometimes it occurs that the abortion is not successful and that the woman must undergo a surgery to remove the fetus. In case of ectopic pregnancy, when the egg is implanted in the fallopian tube, the taking of the abortion pill may lead to the rupture of the tube and be even fatal for the woman. If a woman takes the abortion pill but the pregnancy does not terminate that way, and then the woman chooses to carry out the pregnancy, there are high chances that the child will have deformities.

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