ABortion pill

The abortion pill, also called medical abortion, is a medication that safely ends an early pregnancy without having a surgical procedure.

It involves taking two types of pills. The first medicine, works to block progesterone that makes the uterine lining to break down and detach from the embryo.

The other medicine, causes the womb to contract and empty the uterus, just like a miscarriage. It is swallowed a day after taking the first medication.


  1. The first tablet is FDA approved and works by blocking the hormone progesterone, which is needed to maintain an early pregnancy.
  2. The second set of tablets are prostaglandin like medication which has been FDA approved for several years. The drug has been used in obstetrics to induce labor.
  3. The most commonly reported side effects are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea of brief duration. No other side effects or adverse reactions have been reported at the dosage used in this method of pregnancy termination. They will help the uterus to expel the pregnancy.

What to Expect

  • You will need to get an ultrasound at our abortion clinic in Boston to find out just how far along your pregnancy is.
  • Our experienced doctor will discuss the abortion pill with you and answer any questions you may have.
  • You will be given the pills. The first pill you will put in your mouth in our office. The additional pills you will be given to you to take home with instructions.
  • After taking the medication at home, you will experience intense cramping and heavy bleeding. You may also experience side effects such as dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, light lactation, or mild fever. Our doctor can prescribe medication for pain and nausea.
  • Your bleeding will make you feel like you are having a heavy menstrual period. Some bodily tissue and blood clots will pass too.
  • When undergoing medication abortion in Boston, it is advisable to use overnight pads (maxi pads) that will be able to absorb all the blood tissue expelled from the body.
  • After four to five hours, the bleeding will begin to subside, but cramping may go on for a day or two.
  • Bleeding and spotting can take longer (up to two or three weeks) where after you can get examined to make sure the procedure was successful, and you are in good health.
  • In the unlikely case that the abortion doesn’t work and you’re still pregnant, our doctor or nurse will discuss your options with you. You may need another dose of medicine or to have an in-clinic procedure to complete the abortion.

Is the abortion pill safe and effective?

The abortion by the pill is SAFE for terminating pregnancies in their first trimester. The statistics show that it is 98% effective for 8-week-old pregnancies and 93% effective for 10-week-old pregnancies.

However, its effectiveness may be affected by factors like the age of pregnancy, dosage, and administration of the pill, and whether the patient has conceived before.

The success of the abortion depends on how early the pregnancy is.

Consult with our doctor at our abortion clinic in Boston to determine if the abortion pill is right for you.

We are a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) moreover we meet their guidelines and standards.