How far along in your pregnancy are you? Research indicates that medication abortion is most often recommended for pregnancies prior to 13 weeks since your last menstrual period. Use the pregnancy calculator to determine how far along you are, since your last menstrual period.
If your last period started on or after:
November 28, 2023
You can still consider using abortion pills.
Are you over 12 weeks pregnant?
The HowToUseAbortionPill protocol is only intended for pregnancies up to 13 weeks. However, abortion pills can be taken later in the pregnancy with another protocol.
Considerations before taking abortion pills
Creating A Safety Plan
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a first trimester medical abortion is one of the safest medical procedures. However, you should always be prepared for any possible medical emergency. Consider our questions below to help create your safety plan in case you need it.
- “Induced Abortion.” American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Induced-Abortion
- “Care for Women Choosing Medication Abortion.” The Nurse Practitioner. https://journals.lww.com/tnpj/Citation/2004/10000/Care_for_Women_Choosing_Medication_Abortion.9.aspx
- “Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems.”The World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/70914/?sequence=1