All information on the Women on Web website is based on scientific research and the official recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).

home abortions are safe

Research about the outcomes of the Women on Web help service has been published in reputable scientific magazines and clearly shows that the telemedicine service is a reliable, safe, and acceptable method for women worldwide.  The results from our service are comparable to other safe abortion services provided in countries with safe abortion services.



  • Telemedicine for medical abortion: a systematic review

    March 14, 2019: The systematic review found that medical abortion through telemedicine seems to be highly acceptable to women and providers, success rate and safety outcomes are similar to those reported in literature for in‐person abortion care, and surgical evacuation rates are higher. Read more »

  • Safety and acceptability of medical abortion above 9 weeks pregnancy

    A new scientific study analyzing the outcomes of 615 women from Poland who used Women on Web found that more women with pregnancies of more than 9 weeks go to the hospital on the same or next day of doing the medical abortion, even though the self-reported symptoms are the same as those of women of… Read more »

  • New study of Women on Web data shows harm caused by restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

    October 19 th, 2018.
    Research finds that the country’s strict abortion laws have negative consequences for women’s well-being and there there is no significant decrease of women looking for access to online abortion pills through Women on web, even though women from Northern Ireland can now… Read more »

  • Why do women from the USA look for abortion pillls online?

    Women on Web helped identifying women who wanted to participate in a new research by Abigail Aiken that has just been published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Read more »

  • Draft bill legalising abortion till 14 weeks in Isle of Man, supported by research of Women on Web

    On January 23, 2018, the BMJ published research about the use of abortion pills obtained through Women on Web by women living on the Isle of Man. Below is the press release send out by the BMJ.
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  • Experiences of women living in Hungary seeking a medical abortion online

    On 22 Nov 2017, The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health care, published the scientific research about the experiences of women living in Hungary accessing medical abortions though Women on Web
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  • Data from Women on Web show barriers to access abortion in Great Britain

    New research into the data from the online medical abortion service Women on Web found that many women in Great Britain experience barriers to access including long waiting times, distance to a clinic, work or childcare commitments, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances. Abortion was… Read more »

  • Online Abortion Service Women on Web: a vital alternative.

    The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Texas in Austin, Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh. They looked at the data of 1,000 women in Ireland and Northern Ireland who used the service of Women on Web between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2012. Read more »

  • Need for Telemedical Abortion Services in Indonesia and Malaysia: Study on Women on Web

    The restrictive abortion law in Indonesia and Malaysia doesn’t prevent any abortion. This research analyses the data from women who contacted Women on Web service in 2015. The Women on Web website had 355,004 visitors from Indonesia and 33,781 visitors from Malaysia in 2015. In total 1.989 women… Read more »

  • Positive experiences by Irish women using online abortion service Women on Web reported in new scientific publication

    The study examined both the demographics and circumstances of 5,650 women requesting early medical abortion between 2010 and 2015, and the experiences of 1,023 women who completed abortion from January 2010 to December 2012. Women were diverse with respect to age, pregnancy circumstances, and… Read more »

  • Requests for Abortion in Latin America Related to Concern about Zika Virus Exposure, NEJM 6-2016

    A new study published yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine by a group of researchers from the University of Texas, Princeton, Cambridge and the NGO Women on Web shows a dramatic increase in demand for safe abortions in Latin-American countries that issued public health advisories in… Read more »

  • Regional differences in surgical intervention following medical termination of pregnancy provided by telemedicine.

    Article:  Regional differences in surgical intervention following medical termination of pregnancy provided by telemedicine. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2012 Read more »

  • Abortion Restrictions in the U.S. Military: Voices from Women Deployed Overseas

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  • Using telemedicine for termination of pregnancy with mifepristone and misoprostol in settings where there is no access to safe services

    Article:  Using telemedicine for termination of pregnancy with mifepristone and misoprostol in settings where there is no access to safe services,  BJOG 2008 Read more »

  • Aborto farmacológico dispensado a través de un servicio de telemedicina a mujeres de América Latina: complicaciones y su tratamiento

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  • Gynuity guidebook

    Resource: Gynuity Health Projects, Providing medical abortion in low-resource settings, An Introductory Guidebook, 2009 Read more »

  • WHO guidelines

    Resource: World Heath Organization, Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems, 2012 Read more »

  • New research shows that requests online abortion service Women on Web are highest in USA states with restrictions to abortion access

    New research by Abigail Aiken from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that during a 10-month period, 6,022 people from the USA contacted Women on Web for help.  Read more »