Is it safe to do a consultation for an abortion over the internet?

A consultation over the internet is very similar to a face to face consultation. Our medical practitioners depend on the information you give, as is also the case with an in-person consultation.

In the online consultation our medical practitioners ask you questions in order to get all the information needed to make sure that you can have a safe medical abortion.

There are only few reasons why you might not be able to take medication for an abortion. You should not use the medicines if:

  • Someone is forcing you to end your pregnancy
  • You are not sure about wanting to end your pregnancy
  • You have an allergy to Mifepristone, Misoprostol, or prostaglandins
  • You have one of the following diseases: Chronic adrenal failure, Hemorrhagic disorders or bleeding disorders/diseases, Inherited porphyries (it is highly unlikely that you have one of these diseases and do not know about it)
  • You have an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the womb).
  • You cannot get to a hospital or first aid center within an hour.
  • You are alone. You should ask a partner, friend or another trusted person to stay with you while you use the medicines.

 

When you have an intrauterine device (IUD), if possible, we advise to have it removed before using the medicines.

If performed in the first 12 weeks, a medical abortion carries a very small risk of complications. This risk is the same as when a woman has a miscarriage and can be easily treated by a doctor or trained medical practitioner. Further medical care consists of vacuum aspiration or medication for a continuing pregnancy or an incomplete abortion. Out of every 100 women that do medical abortions,

2 or 3 women have to go to a doctor, first aid center, or hospital to receive further medical care.