Is it safe to purchase the abortion pill online?
There’s a lot of talk about providing easy access to the abortion pill; however, making something easy to access doesn’t mean it’s always safe or suitable for you.
Here are five reasons why you should reconsider ordering the abortion pill online:
1. Medication sold online may not be safe for consumption
Even when taken under medical supervision, the abortion pill can lead to side effects and severe health risks — more on that later — but ordering the pill online may lead to additional health consequences. We all know the internet can be a confusing place. When it comes to buying medication online, you may be a victim of counterfeit products. Before taking any medication, it’s important to ensure it’s been approved and tested by the FDA, and unfortunately, some online retailers are selling untested medications.
Before accessing the abortion pill, we recommend first discussing your options with a professional healthcare provider. Positive Options provides free and confidential options counseling, pregnancy healthcare services, education, and more!
2. Pre-abortion screening is recommended in order to make a safe and informed choice for your pregnancy
Do you know if you are eligible to take the abortion pill? Are you informed regarding the health risks you may face? Knowing the answers to these questions is essential in making a safe and informed choice. Before deciding if abortion is right for you, schedule pre-abortion screenings through your local pregnancy clinic. Positive Options provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasound scans, options counseling, and more to help determine your eligibility for various pregnancy options and rule out any major health concerns that might impact your options.
3. The abortion pill is not for pregnancies over ten weeks
According to the FDA, the abortion pill should only be taken in the first ten weeks of pregnancy. Undergoing a medical abortion past this point may result in an incomplete abortion, which can lead to dangerous infections if left untreated. In order to determine the length of your pregnancy, schedule a free ultrasound scan at Positive Options today! 4. The abortion pill is associated with health risks and side effects It’s important to educate and prepare yourself for the risks and side effects you may experience when taking the abortion pill. Side effects of the abortion pill include bleeding, cramping, weakness, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, and diarrhea. In addition to these side effects, some women face health risks, including infection, sepsis, and hemorrhaging.
Due to the serious nature of the abortion pill, it’s important to first discuss your options with a medical professional and to ensure you would have access to emergency care in the case of complications.
5. You deserve in-person, quality healthcare
Facing an unplanned pregnancy is not easy, and making the choice to have an abortion can be extremely difficult for many women. Here at Positive Options, we believe every woman deserves quality healthcare and a safe space to process during this challenging time in her life. While we do not refer for or perform abortions at our clinic, we do provide free and confidential services to help you make an informed decision for your pregnancy. We will provide you with important information regarding your pregnancy, share valuable community resources with you, and equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make a choice you’re proud of!
Are you ready to learn more about your options? Positive Options is here for you! Schedule your free appointment today.