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Abortion Pill Online (Telemedicine)

Call our advice line 0345 300 8090 to arrange a phone or video consultation and receive your abortion pills

We offer At Home Abortion Pills (Telemedicine)

At home Abortion pills (or "abortion telemedicine") means that eligible clients will be able to take both pills for medical abortion up to 10 weeks in their own homes, without attending a clinic.

If you meet safety criteria to allow for medical abortion without a scan, the abortion medications can either be collected by you from one of our clinics or posted to your home address after your consultation.

At Home Abortion Pills - NHS funded treatment

98% of our abortions treatments in the UK are funded by the NHS. This means that there will be no cost to you for your abortion.

During your initial telephone consultation, we will discuss your pregnancy options and which treatment suits you best based on your unique circumstances.

Call our advice line to arrange a consultation.

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What to expect during treatment

A medical abortion uses medication to end a pregnancy. The treatment involves taking two types of medicine at two different times. It is the safest treatment option up to 9 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy for most people.

Some clients may need to take the two types of medicine at the same time; if this applies to you, the nurse will discuss this with you during the appointment.

  • Taking the first tablet

The first medication that is taken, called mifepristone, blocks the hormone needed for pregnancy to grow. You will receive a package containing your abortion tablets. It is important to have 24-48h between the first and second tablets. Take your first tablet (mifepristone) when you receive the package.

  • Taking the second tablet

A second medication is called misoprostol, which causes the body to expel the pregnancy from the womb. Misoprostol causes the softening and opening of the cervix (neck of the womb) and contractions of the womb, so that the pregnancy can pass through the vagina. We recommend taking some pain relief tablets 10 minutes before taking misoprostol. You can take misoprostol between 24-48 hours after you have taken the first tablet (mifepristone).


Your Medical Abortion Treatment and Aftercare Booklet

This booklet will give you information about what to expect during treatment and the advice you need after your medical abortion. It is important that you read this information.

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Medical abortion visiting our clinics

During your initial consultation, we will assess your eligibility for remote medical abortion.

This means that if you don't meet safety criteria to allow for remote consultation, we will invite you at one of our over 60 clinics across the UK for a face-to-face appointment. 

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What happens during your appointment

When you arrive at the clinic

When you arrive at one of our clinics, you will have a medical assessment with one of our specialist nurses. They may need to confirm how many weeks you are pregnant with an ultrasound scan.

Medical history and contraceptive options

Our specialist nurses will  discuss your medical history, talk about contraceptives, and go through the medical abortion process with you in detail. 

Abortion pills and aftercare

Our specialist nurses will advise you on how to take your abortion pills and aftercare. Our nurses will be there to answer any questions and to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during and after your treatment.

Your care does not end when you leave the clinic

Our nurses can answer any questions you have after your treatment, and are available on our 24-hour aftercare line - 0345 122 1441.

You don't need a GP referral

Call us any time to discuss your options with one of our nurses

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What happens during a medical abortion

During a medical abortion it's likely you'll experience strong cramping and heavy bleeding for a few hours, although this varies for each person. 

Everybody is different, but the abortion usually starts within a few hours and is usually completed within 1 – 2 days. Occasionally, it can take up to 2 weeks to fully pass all the pregnancy tissue, and you may continue to bleed for up to 8 weeks.

You are likely to experience strong cramping and bleeding which can last a few hours, but pain and bleeding is different for each person. During this time, it would be expected for you to pass the pregnancy tissue and most people will pass blood clots which can be as large as a lemon.

Our medical abortion treatment and aftercare booklet will give you the aftercare information and advice you need after your abortion. You can download it here.

Medical Abortion Treatment and Aftercare Booklet

You are not alone. Read some of our clients sharing their abortion story.

"I decided to write this detailed account to give something back to MSI Reproductive Choices for an amazing support I received from them and also for all the other women who might be scared and stressed in this moment."

What is the difference between the ‘morning after pill’ and the abortion pill?

It's important to know the difference betweek the two pills, and recognise when you need one or the other, and where to find them.

The Morning After Pill: Emergency Contraception

The ‘morning after pill’ is an emergency contraceptive: though often called the morning after pill, it can actually be taken up to 96 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex to prevent a pregnancy. It is a progesterone-only hormone pill and works by delaying the release of an egg from an ovary, therefore preventing pregnancy. There is just one pill to take. The sooner you take the morning after pill, the greater the chances of avoiding pregnancy.

Read more about emergency contraception at this link.

The Abortion Pill: Medical Abortion

A medical abortion (or “abortion pill” as it sometimes called) involves taking two different types of medicine - mifepristone and misoprostol - at different times, to end an existing pregnancy. At Marie Stopes UK you can use this method of abortion up to 9 weeks + 6 days of pregnancy.

Looking for more information about medical abortion?

You’ll find answers to the questions people ask most about medical abortion here. If you can’t find out the information you need, please call us on 0345 300 8090.

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