Ordering something online comes with risks, especially if it’s for such a serious procedure as abortion. Also called at-home abortion or online abortion, medical abortion can be received from an online provider at times.

Here is what to know when it comes to your safety and what the risks are when ordering the abortion pill online.

Less Medical Oversight

The abortion pills prescribed online through online providers come with a lack of direct medical oversight. 

Lack of medical oversight removes some of the ability to ask questions and be aware of the risks to watch out for after the procedure. That means you are fully responsible for your health and safety. Many women will not know what to look for regarding the side effects and if they experience complications. 

There is a threat to your health and safety with some abortion pills being ordered online through unregulated and overseas providers, and some drugs could bypass FDA safeguards. A lack of regulation can be dangerous to a woman’s health. 

Risks to Medical Abortion

The risks of going through with a medical abortion can come with serious health side effects and may need medical attention if they worsen over time. According to the Mayo Clinic, some potential risks of medical abortion include:

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

Why Pregnancy Confirmation Matters

We can help you understand your pregnancy details and protect your health along your journey. We offer limited ultrasounds so you can determine your options and confirm your pregnancy health and more. Our team is here to discuss your health and explain your abortion options.

Schedule a pregnancy test appointment to find clarity and move forward.