RU-486, also known as “the abortion pill,” is a medically-induced abortion offered up until 10 weeks along in pregnancy. The pill allows women an alternative to the surgical procedure. We find that most callers assume this alternative is “quicker and easier” than the surgical procedure. Is RU-486 really the “quicker and easier” route?
At Avenue Women’s Center, we offer comprehensive information for women looking into their options. As a nonprofit women’s center, we are able to provide a judgement-free environment, with caring staff to assist you along the way. If you would like to gather more information in a fee, personal consultation, please contact us today.
Here are a few facts about the RU-486 process:
- The RU-486 process can take anywhere from days to weeks to complete.
- Two to three doctor appointments will be needed.
- Bleeding takes place and can last anywhere from 9 to 16 days.
- About two weeks after taking the pills, a doctor will check to make sure the abortion completed. With RU-486, there is a risk of the abortion not being completed. If that were to be the case, another round of medication or the surgical procedure would be the next step.
When looking into RU-486, you can see that there is more to the process than most people first expect. That’s why we want to make sure you have all of the accurate information. Only then can you decide if it’s the easier route for you. Being informed on the decision you want to make will make you feel more confident when moving forward.
We hope these few facts about RU-486 have been useful to you. Certainly, you will have more questions as you move forward. We are here to help you with answers. And we want you to know that you will receive more than that when you walk through our doors. You will be served here with kindness and compassion. No matter what situation you are in, you are not alone. We look forward to serving you. Please call or text us today.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.