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  • Medication abortion offers a safe, reliable and non-surgical means of abortion.
  • Medication abortion involves the medications mifepristone and misoprostol.
  • Mifepristone (previously known as RU486) is taken by mouth. It ends a pregnancy by blocking the action of the hormone (progesterone) that supports the pregnancy.
  • Misoprostol is also taken by mouth. It causes the cervix to soften and the uterus to contract to expel the pregnancy.
  • Medication abortion is an alternative to surgical abortion for women for whom it is medically suitable, and who have made an informed decision about the best option for them.

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Reviewed on: 16-05-2018