Short answer? It all depends on the timing.
The “abortion pill” is the common name for a chemical abortion process that combines the dosage of two sets of medications—mifepristone and misoprostol. The abortion pill is also referred to as a “medical abortion,” “self-managed abortion,” or “DIY abortion.”
After taking the first set of pills, mifepristone, some women change their mind and want to stop the effects of the medication or, “reverse” it. That’s where abortion pill reversal may be an option.
What medications reverse the chemical abortion process?
The abortion pill reversal process uses the natural hormone progesterone. It is not 100% effective, however, statistics suggest that medical professionals have been able to reverse 64-68% of pregnancies through the abortion pill reversal method.
Abortion pill reversal may be possible if you are still within 72-hours of taking the first pill (mifepristone) orally, and have not yet taken the second set of pills, misoprostol. Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone and is generally considered as safe. The abortion pill reversal is generally ineffective after the second set of the medical abortion pills (misoprostol) have been taken.
- The “abortion pill” is actually chemical abortion that combines two different sets of medications taken at different times
- The two chemicals involved in chemical, or “self-managed,” abortion are mifepristone and misoprostol
- Reversal of chemical, or “medical” / “DIY” abortion, may be possible by administering progesterone within 72-hours of taking mifepristone
- If you, or someone you know, is seeking to reverse your medical abortion timing is of the greatest importance
If you, or someone you know, has taken the first dosages of the abortion pill and wish to reverse the process information and a 24-hour help line to call for support can be found at AbortionPillReversal.com.