Abortion - medical

Medical abortion; Induced abortion; Nonsurgical abortion

A medication abortion is the use of medicine to end an undesired pregnancy. The medicine helps remove the fetus and placenta from the woman's womb (uterus). Medication abortion is also called the abortion pill.

A medication abortion is not the same as a miscarriage. Miscarriage is when a pregnancy ends on its own before the 20th week of pregnancy. Miscarriage is sometimes called a spontaneous abortion.

An abortion procedure uses a medical procedure to end a pregnancy.


Why the Procedure Is Performed


Before the Procedure

After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)