What Are the Risks of Ordering the Abortion Pill Online?

Ordering the abortion pill online comes with risks to your health, which is why the FDA advises against it

Read on to learn more about why ordering the abortion pill online puts your health at risk and the importance of getting an ultrasound before making a pregnancy decision.

Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about the abortion pill and your other pregnancy options, contact Relevant Pregnancy Options Center today to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential. 

How Does Ordering the Abortion Pill Online Put My Health at Risk?

The abortion drugs are powerful and highly regulated by the FDA. While there are inherent risks that come with taking the abortion drugs, the FDA regulations control the quality, potency, and source of the drugs. 

However, the abortion drugs you can purchase online might not be regulated by the FDA, and the ingredients can’t be verified—this means you could easily take too little or too much of the drugs, leading to potentially serious complications.

What Are the Risks of the Abortion Drugs?

The abortion drugs you can receive by a prescription from a reputable pharmacy come with potential risks to your health. These risks include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

However, these risks may be even more likely to occur after taking abortion drugs purchased online. Since the ingredients and potency of online abortion drugs can’t be verified, you may take too little of the drug (potentially leading to incomplete abortion, ongoing pregnancy, or more), or you may take too much (potentially leading to heavy and prolonged and other complications). 

How Can I Protect My Health?

If you’re considering abortion, getting an ultrasound is the most essential way to protect your health. This simple scan can help reveal key information you need to know to stay safe. Read more about why abortion is critical before seeking an abortion here.

It’s also vital to review your medical history with a medical professional before seeking an abortion since some women aren’t eligible for the abortion drugs. 

You’re Not Alone

At Relevant Pregnancy Options Center, we care about your health. We know that facing an unplanned pregnancy can be full of uncertainty, but we’re here for you. 

We offer free pregnancy resources and information to help you make an informed decision. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.

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