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.