What is a medication abortion?

  • An abortion induced by medications – usually one that disrupts the pregnancy and another that causes the uterus to contract and push out the pregnancy tissue.
  • In Canada the pregnancy must be less than 9 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP).
  • According to SOGC, approximately 4% of abortions are currently medication abortions. This number will likely grow as medication abortion access expands across Canada.

Our information on Medication Abortion is in revision.

While we are in the process of revision, please visit Willow Women’s Clinic resource page here for up to date information on Medication Abortion.

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