Abortion with pills
Medical abortion (abortion with pills) is a method of abortion that has been thoroughly researched and recommended by the World Health Organization and other research organizations. Hundreds of scientific studies demonstrate that medical abortion is safe and effective.
A medical abortion is a termination of pregnancy by using two medicines. These medicines, called Mifepristone and Misoprostol, are both on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines, which outlines lifesaving medicines that should be available in every country.
The medicines provoke a spontaneous expulsion of the pregnancy from the uterus. Medical abortion resembles having an early miscarriage, which occurs in 15-20% of all pregnancies. Medical abortion performed in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy is 98-99% effective and has a very low risk of complications. Medical abortion in early pregnancies can also take place without medical supervision. Self-administration of medical abortion pills by women and pregnant people themselves has shown to be safe, effective and acceptable.
Women on Web puts the option for a safe abortion into women’s and pregnant people’s hands, giving them the right to make their own decisions about whether to continue a pregnancy or not. Our goal is to help women and pregnant people around the world obtain safe medical abortion and reduce the mortality and morbidity due to unsafe abortion. Our online abortion help service makes self-induced abortions safer and prevents the recourse to dangerous back-alley abortions.
With abortion restrictions in place, the mortality rate of women who induce unsafe abortions is 1 out of 300. To put this into perspective, for every 3000 women the service helps, 10 women’s lives are saved.