Abortion Options / Non-Surgical Procedures
(Mifepristone (RU-486) abortion)
The non-surgical or medical abortion procedure offers patients an alternative
to surgical abortion. Non-surgical abortions are safer than surgical abortions. Many women also
find them gentler and more "natural".
The non-surgical procedure can be given between the fourth and ninth week of pregnancy, starting
from the first day of your last normal menstrual period. The procedure consists of two medications
to chemically induce a miscarriage.
There are two methods of non-surgical abortion available currently. The difference between them
is the medication used to end the pregnancy. The two forms of non-surgical terminations are:
- Methotrexate and Misoprostol regimen
- Mifepristone and Misoprostol regimen (the Abortion Pill)