Staring down at a positive pregnancy test can be elating for some women, but devastating for others. If pregnancy was not something you planned for, it’s common to begin thinking about an abortion.
Have you considered ordering the abortion pill online? This seems convenient and safe, but ordering the abortion pill online can expose you to unnecessary health risks and jeopardize your reproductive future.
Here’s what you need to know before ordering the abortion pill online.
How Does The Pill Work?
Two oral medications are used in the abortion pill. The first medication prescribed is mifepristone. Mifepristone works by blocking the pregnancy hormone known as progesterone. Once blocked, the pregnancy cannot continue to grow.
Misoprostol is prescribed next and this is what expels the pregnancy from your body. After taking misoprostol, you will experience strong cramping and heavy bleeding for a few hours.
The abortion pill is approved to terminate a pregnancy that is no farther along than 10 weeks gestation. Without seeing a healthcare professional, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly when you conceived.
This is one reason ordering the abortion pill online can be dangerous. If a woman happens to be 12-14 weeks pregnant and she takes the abortion pill for termination, an incomplete abortion may be the result.
It May Be Illegal
In 2021, the FDA decided the abortion pill can now be administered after a telehealth appointment with an abortion provider. However, many states, including Ohio, prohibit the prescription of abortion pill in this way. Ordering it online, therefore, is not legal in the state of Ohio.
There Are Risks
Some women experience no additional side effects from the abortion pill. However, on rare occasions, the pill may cause severe physical reactions that require medical attention.
– Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
– Severe abdominal or back pain
– Fever lasting more than 24 hours
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