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A low-risk alternative to surgery used for terminating pregnancies earlier than 9 weeks is a medication called mifepristone (RU486). It is sometimes called the "abortion pill" and is the most widely known medication used for this procedure. Medical abortion is a 2-stage process. The first stage involves taking a tablet that blocks the hormone necessary for the pregnancy to continue. This is followed 36 to 48 hours later by a second medication. Apart from anticoagulation and severe anaemia, there are few contraindications and precautions for medical abortion.

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Sources: Health Direct, NPS​.


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