Tag: abortion pill

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

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How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

Abortion pill cost varies by provider.* According to Planned Parenthood, a pill abortion typically costs anywhere between $300 and $800.1 Similarly, the Guttmacher Institute states that in 2009, “the median cost for a medication abortion was $490 and women paid an average of $483.”2 The abortion pill, also known as RU-486 (or mifepristone), is used in […]

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 […]

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RU486 – Medical Abortion Reversal

It may be possible to reverse your medical abortion! You’ve taken the first medical abortion pill (RU486, a.k.a. mifepristone), but you’ve changed your mind. We can help! Call us immediately at 585.633.8883 to set up a free appointment. The sooner you receive treatment, the greater your chances of sustaining your pregnancy. How Does Medical Abortion […]

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About Mifepristone (RU-486) Risks

Approved for use in the US in September of 2000, mifepristone is a medication used in combination with misoprostol to facilitate 1st trimester abortion (medical abortion). While misoprostol causes the uterus to contract, mifepristone is responsible for blocking the action of the progesterone needed to sustain a pregnancy, causing changes in the uterine lining, detachment […]