Deciding to have an abortion is a serious medical decision, and doing so without proper medical oversight could jeopardize your health.

Additionally, because there is no guarantee of the quality, dosage, and source of the online abortion pills, you may receive unsafe drugs.

Bypassing a proper medical evaluation and falling victim to false advertising could lead to serious health effects.

Continue reading to learn more about the dangers of choosing to order the abortion pill online.

Proper Medical Oversight

Seeing a medical provider before having an abortion is essential to protect your health and gain a better understanding of the potential risks to you.

The Importance of an Ultrasound

Confirming the age of your pregnancy with an ultrasound before taking the abortion pill is essential. While many women may estimate their pregnancy age based on their last menstrual period, this method can be inaccurate.

The FDA states that the abortion pill should not be used beyond the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Taking the abortion pill after 10 weeks can increase the risk of an incomplete abortion, which can lead to infection and the need for a surgical abortion.

The ultrasound also ensures that you do not have an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the pregnancy implants outside the uterus. This type of pregnancy cannot be treated with the abortion pill and requires immediate medical intervention.

Health History Evaluation

Health conditions that may impact your eligibility for an abortion include but are not limited to:

  • Having an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Taking a blood thinner or certain steroid medications
  • Having an allergy to the medications used during a medical abortion
  • Having certain medical issues such as bleeding disorders, heart or blood vessel diseases, severe lung, liver, or kidney disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder

Before having an abortion, sharing all health conditions and current medications with a medical provider is essential for the protection of your health.

Efficacy of Online Abortion Pills

When ordering the abortion pill online, it can be challenging to determine if it is coming from a reputable source. Online and overseas markets aren’t regulated by the FDA.

The source, quality, and dosage also cannot be guaranteed and could potentially have dangerous side effects.

Get the Help You Need

We want to help you learn all the facts about your pregnancy so that you can make the best decision for your health and future.

Choices offers conclusive pregnancy testing and ultrasounds at no cost to you.

Your appointment will be with a medical professional who will answer all your questions honestly, without pressure and without judgment so that you can make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy.

Contact us today for your confidential appointment.

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