This online course is designed for anyone looking to learn more about self-managing abortion, or having an abortion at home. With the information you will learn in this course, you can help to ensure that abortions with pills are safe, accessible, and secure. This course is produced in collaboration between Médecins Sans Frontières and www.HowToUseAbortionPill.org
Lesson 1. Am I pregnant?
Want to be sure about your pregnancy? Browse this video for information related to the pregnancy confirmation
Pregnancy – both planned and unplanned – is a very common experience.
Worldwide, more than 40% of pregnancies around the world are unplanned.
If you didn’t want to get pregnant but think that you might be, you are not alone.
In this video, we’ll talk about how to confirm a pregnancy.
First, it’s important to know that pregnancy happens after sex when semen is ejaculated from the penis into the vagina.
Contraception helps to prevent pregnancy during sex, but there is a small chance you can still get pregnant.
The earliest and most reliable sign of pregnancy is a missed menstrual period.
If you’ve had sex and notice that your monthly bleeding is late, you might be pregnant.
Other common signs of pregnancy include nausea, headache, feeling tired, and enlarged, tender breasts.
If you have any of these symptoms, in addition to a missed menstrual period, there is a good chance that you’re pregnant.
If you think you might be pregnant, you can confirm this by taking a urine pregnancy test.
Pregnancy tests are commonly sold at pharmacies and convenience stores, or you can go to a health care facility to get one.
It is not a requirement to take a pregnancy test before having an abortion with pills.
If you have signs and symptoms of pregnancy, or if a pregnancy test is positive, but you don’t want to be pregnant, you may decide to end the pregnancy.
Abortions can be provided either with pills or via a surgical procedure.
Follow along with this video series as we provide factual, evidence-based information and answer frequently asked questions about an abortion with pills before 13 weeks.
In our next video, we answer the question, “How far along is my pregnancy?”