THIS INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED AS SUPPLEMENTAL PROMOTIONAL CONTENT TO THE BOOK THE NEW HANDBOOK FOR A POST-ROE AMERICA AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
People can get medicine by mail to terminate a pregnancy by contacting AidAccess.org. They do NOT need to be in a state that allows abortion. They do NOT need to be pregnant already in order to obtain pills. They do NOT need to tell a doctor they took them, or inform an emergency room if they believe they are having a complication that requires follow up care. Be prepared to wait a few weeks to receive medicine.
If you are being investigated for ANY bad pregnancy outcome, click here.
If you are looking for the closest legal abortion clinic, click here.
If you want to speak to someone because you are miscarrying – either naturally or because of medication, and you want to be certain your experience is occuring safely, or you have other medical questions, click here.
INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE BANNED.
How to induce a miscarriage using medications (via Reproaction):
About Self-Managed Abortion with Misoprostol
In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that people who want to manage their abortion via misoprostol take a total of 12 misoprostol tablets (200 mcg each). These tablets are administered four at a time, under the tongue, and allowed to dissolve for 30 minutes, every three hours. The WHO protocol is summarized in the following steps:
- Place four pills (200 micrograms each) under the tongue for 30 minutes while tablets dissolve. Swallow the remnants of the pills after 30 minutes.
- After three hours, place four pills (200 micrograms each) under the tongue for 30 minutes while tablets dissolve. Swallow the remnants of the pills after 30 minutes.
- After another three hours, place four pills (200 micrograms each) under the tongue for 30 minutes while tablets dissolve. Swallow the remnants of the pills after 30 minutes.
A person will know the medication is working when they experience the following side effects: cramps, menstrual bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Though rare, complications can occur. Signs of complications include:
- Heavy bleeding that lasts for more than two hours and soaks more than two sanitary pads per hour
- Severe pain that does not go away after hours after taking the medications
- A fever of over 102 degrees Fahrenheit
- Vaginal discharge that smells bad
The treatment of any complication of abortion is exactly the same as the treatment for complications of a miscarriage. There are no tests that can detect misoprostol, and there is no reason to tell a medical provider that a medically managed abortion has taken place. To date, there have been at least 20 arrests of women who have ended their own pregnancy outside a medical setting in the United States. Due to that criminalization it may not be in the best interest of the person to tell medical personnel they have taken misoprostol due to legal risk.
If a person is doing a medication abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol, that person should swallow the mifepristone pill and then wait 24 to 48 hours before following up with the above misoprostol instructions.