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What Are the Risks of Ordering the Abortion Pill Online?

Your health must be prioritized, and because taking the abortion pill is a serious medical procedure, it is imperative to understand the risks. 

Taking the abortion pill too late, not knowing if the drug dosages are correct, and not knowing the source of the drugs all pose risks to your health. These are all risks that are specific to order the abortion pill online.

To learn more about ordering the abortion pill online and if it’s safe to do so, keep reading.

Ordering the Abortion Pill Online & Risks Associated

You May Not Know How Far Along You Are

Knowing the age of your pregnancy is foundational to keeping you safe. 

According to the FDA, it is only safe to take the abortion pill during the first ten weeks of pregnancy. After ten weeks, the abortion pill could result in an incomplete abortion or other serious health complications. Incomplete abortions can lead to infection and may require a surgical abortion to complete.

When you order the abortion pill online, you bypass a crucial step in the process, which is getting an ultrasound to determine exactly how far along you are. This increases your risk of further complications.

Your Pregnancy May Be Ectopic

Another key component of your safety is ensuring the proper location of your pregnancy. A pregnancy test only detects the existence of hCG (pregnancy hormone) in your body. But the abortion pill is not approved to end ectopic pregnancies (located outside the uterus). 

A separate procedure is needed to resolve these nonviable and sometimes life-threatening pregnancies.

Inability to Verify Source of Drug

Foreign companies are not required to follow the same health guidance we have from agencies like the FDA in the United States. When you order the abortion pill online, the dosage of the drugs may be different, and the source of the drugs may be questionable.

It May Be Illegal in Your Area

Though the FDA has changed its earlier guidance against ordering the abortion pill online, certain states still do not allow it to be purchased online.

If you live in a state that doesn’t allow it, seeking to purchase the abortion pill online may be against the law and you may face fines or other penalties.

Before Ordering the Abortion Pill

At Sage Women’s Center, we prioritize your health. When contemplating abortion, you shouldn’t overlook certain standards that are in place to help protect your health.

One of the most valuable things you can do to ensure your safety is to get an ultrasound.

An ultrasound will not only reveal how far along you are in the pregnancy but also will alert you if an ectopic pregnancy is present.

All of our services are at no charge and are private. We offer ultrasounds for no charge at Sage Women’s Center so you can make an informed decision about your pregnancy.

Contact us to schedule your ultrasound appointment today!

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