We have put together some frequently asked questions to give you more information about the abortion pill and our clinic. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please give us a call at 416-901-3278.
A medical abortion (abortion pill) is very safe. Having a medical abortion does not increase your risk for breast cancer, affect your fertility, or cause problems for future pregnancies.
Serious complications are very rare and include the following:
– the abortion pills does not work and the pregnancy does not end
– some of the pregnancy tissue is left in your uterus
– blood clots in your uterus
– bleeding too much or too long
– allergic reaction to one of the medicines
A medical abortion (abortion pill) is very effective. The effectiveness depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy when you take the medicine.
For people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, it works about 94-98 out of 100 times.
For people who are 8-9 weeks pregnant, it works about 94-96 out of 100 times.
For people who are 9-10 weeks pregnant, it works about 91-93 out of 100 times.
If you’re given an extra dose of medicine, it works about 99 out of 100 times.
If the medical abortion (abortion pill) is not complete, your doctor will discuss your options with you. You may need another dose of medication or you may need to have a surgical abortion or d & c procedure.
– We care about our patients and respect our patients’ decisions and privacy.
– Our staff is non-judgemental, compassionate, and supportive.
– Our services are provided in a professional matter.
– Our team of highly experienced doctors and nurses are specially trained in abortion care.
– Our Medical Director holds over 20 years of experience in abortion care.
– Our Director of Nursing holds over 10 years of experience in abortion care.
– We are a full service medical abortion clinic providing one stop care.
No, you do not need a referral to book an appointment. Appointments can be booked by patients themselves or by the referring doctor’s office.
No, patients do not require parental or guardian consent to have a medical abortion.
Yes, we accept private insurance. Medical abortion (abortion pill) is covered by UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan), CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan), and IFH (Interim Federal Health Program).
A medical abortion starts a new menstrual cycle, so your period should go back to normal 4 to 8 weeks after your medical abortion.
You can start a new birth control method immediately after having a medical abortion.
Bleeding can range from light to heavy and it is normal to see blood clots and tissue. On average the bleeding lasts for 11 days, it may be heavy for 2 to 3 days, and light bleeding can continue for 30 days or more.
The amount of pain patients feel with a medical abortion varies. Some patients report mild pain similar to normal period pain while other patients are very uncomfortable and have to use pain medication.
You can have sex as soon as you feel ready.
Yes. Both misoprostol and mifepristone can pass into your breast milk; however, these amounts are small and should not cause any problems for your infant.
The kind of abortion a person chooses depends on their personal preference and situation. A person may choose a medical abortion (abortion pill) because it is less invasive; it does not involve surgery; it is completed at home; and because you can decide if you would like to have someone with you or be alone during your abortion. In addition to this, because a medical abortion is similar to a miscarriage, many people feel that it is more natural.