Do you have unwanted pregnancy?
This service helps women gain access to safe abortion with pills in order to reduce the number of deaths due to unsafe abortion here in the Philippines.
An abortion with pills is very safe and similar to a miscarriage. Millions of women have done it and proven that they can do it themselves at home with very little medical supervision. The need for follow up treatment is very small, this can be done by any gynaecologist in any country, as with a miscarriage.
Misoprostol is a medication registered for use to prevent gastric ulcers. The most knowing Misoprostol brand name is Cytotec.
Misoprostol also induces uterine contractions that often used off-label as abortion pills for pregnancy termination. Studies have demonstrated that Misoprostol can be used to terminate pregnancies of any gestation.
Mifepristone (formerly known as RU-486) is a medication that blocks the action of the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is needed to sustain a pregnancy. Mifepristone has been used, in combination with other medications called prostaglandins, for medical abortion since 1988 in France and China, and since the early 1990's in the United Kingdom and Sweden. It has been licensed for use in 37 countries including the United States where it was approved in September 2000. Millions of women worldwide have safely used mifepristone regimens to end their pregnancies.
Mifepristone blocks the action of progesterone, which is needed to sustain a pregnancy. This results in:
- Changes in the uterine lining and detachment of the pregnancy
- Softening and opening of the cervix
- Increased uterine sensitivity to prostaglandin
How effective is the combination of mifepristone and misoprostol in terminating an early pregnancy?
Depending on the prescribing physician's protocols, mifepristone and misoprostol can be used for any gestation. Approximately 95-98% of women will have a complete abortion when using mifepristone/misoprostol. Success rates may depend on the treatment regimen and the duration of the pregnancy.