The abortion pill method is used to end early pregnancies. It is not approved yet for later pregnancies and is an option for up to ten weeks since the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). Less than 2% of people who take the abortion pill will need a surgical procedure to end the pregnancy or to stop bleeding.
A medication abortion or abortion pill is done using two different medications. The first medication is called Mifepristone. Mifepristone is a pill that blocks the hormone that helps the pregnancy to grow. This is given along with another medication known as Misoprostol. Misoprostol causes your body to expel the pregnancy. This two-step abortion pill option is a safe and effective way of having an abortion at your home or wherever you decide to be during this process. This type of abortion, the abortion pill, requires you to have a follow-up appointment 10-14 days after your abortion to ensure the process is complete and there were no complications.
The abortion pill is extremely safe and effective. In almost all cases, it eliminates the need for a surgical procedure. Whenever surgery is involved in any medical care, the possibility of complications are increased. By taking the abortion pill early enough in your pregnancy, you can avoid surgery and the potential complications it brings. The abortion pill, when taken at the correct time, is just as effective as a surgical abortion.
CARE can get you in for your appointment within the week. Our usual wait for an appointment is less than 3 days.
CARE was one of the eleven sites in the United States selected to perform the research that lead to the FDA approved version of the French abortion pill (RU-486).
CARE provides all patients with care based on our belief that every patient should be treated with kindness, courtesy, justice, love and respect.
CARE provides 24/7/365 direct access to your physician for your questions, concerns and treatment of any problems.
CARE provides all medicines you need, including pain medication, at no extra cost.
CARE provides you with on site, physician-reviewed ultrasound.
* Bethesda Location: Same day appointments are available (for medication abortions only). Must call before 11am.
Bellevue Location: Same week appointments are available. Must call before Thursday at 11am.