Monthly Archives: November 2013

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

How Safe Is the Abortion Pill?

The “abortion pill” is really a misnomer. In actuality, a medical abortion is a combination of two pills: mifepristone and misoprostol. Each drug carries its own risks and side effects.¬†According to the FDA, serious adverse events occurred in women who used mifepristone for medical abortion, including infection, blood loss requiring transfusion, ectopic pregnancies, hospitalization, and […]