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Informed Consent for Medical Abortion
Description of Procedure
The drug is administered in the first trimester of the pregnancy.
The woman visits an abortion clinic or doctor’s office and ingests pills containing Mifepristone (also known as RU-486) at the clinic.
Twenty-four to forty-eight hours later, the woman ingests another drug called Misoprostol (also called Cytotec), administered orally or vaginally, which causes contractions and bleeding to expel the baby from the womb.
Why its done
Birth control failure
End to unwanted pregnancy is realized early
Inability to support or care for a child.
Pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.
Physical or mental conditions that endanger the woman's health if the pregnancy is continued.
Pain and suffering
Retained products of conception
Infection of varying degrees
Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
Adverse reaction to medications
Future birth defects
Fatal toxic shock (1 in125,000)
Death (in rare instances)
Common Short Term Side Effects
Fever and chills
Continuing the pregnancy and becoming a parent
Continuing the pregnancy and making adoption arrangements
O aborto médico
Os abortos cirúrgicos
O estresse emocional