It is possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill if a woman has only taken the first abortion pill (mifepristone) by using the hormone progesterone.
The success rate is about 64-68%. Since results aren’t guaranteed, it’s always best to be sure of your decision before taking the abortion pill.
However, if you are in a situation where you have changed your mind, organizations do offer abortion pill reversal to help counter the effects of the abortion pill.
How Does Abortion Pill Reversal Work?
To understand how the abortion pill reversal works, we must start with the abortion pill.
The first drug, mifepristone, blocks progesterone. This causes the uterine lining to thin and prevents the embryo from staying implanted or growing. It will end the pregnancy.
Suppose a woman has only taken the first abortion pill drug. In that case, abortion pill reversal is an option because it adds progesterone back into the body to counteract mifepristone’s blocking of the hormone. This can help the pregnancy continue.
However, if the second drug in the abortion pill process is taken (misoprostol), then it will trigger contractions to expel the pregnancy from the body through cramping and bleeding. After taking this second drug, abortion pill reversal will no longer work.
Move Forward with Confidence
Abortion is a life-altering decision, and the abortion pill cannot always be reversed. To feel fully confident when evaluating your options, we recommend the following:
- Ask Yourself Difficult Questions.
Picture how you would feel after choosing abortion, adoption, or parenting. Be completely honest with yourself and try to predict how you might react.
- Gather Information on Each Option.
What are the pros and cons of each option? What resources are available, and what are your local abortion laws? Find out all the information you’d need to know.
- Take Safety Precautions During Pregnancy.
No matter what option you’re considering, if pregnant, there are some safety precautions you’ll want to take.
Receiving STD testing and treatment with an ultrasound scan will help to protect your personal health.
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