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Medication Abortions

WE Health Clinic provides medication abortions for individuals choosing to terminate a pregnancy. A medication abortion is completed by using a series of medications. WE Health Clinic uses the medications Mifeprex© and Misoprostol. For more information about Mifeprex©, you can go to the drug manufacturer’s website.

A medication abortion is similar to an early miscarriage and is begun at the clinic and completed at home. At the clinic Mifeprex© is given, which works by blocking the hormone progesterone from reaching the pregnancy which ceases further development of the pregnancy. A second medication, Misoprostol, is taken at home 24 to 48 hours later and causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy.

People who are 10 weeks pregnant or less by ultrasound may have a medication abortion.

Medication abortion appointments last between 4 to 7 hours. During your appointment you will have:

  • Lab work.
  • An ultrasound.
  • A nurse health assessment.
  • A meeting with a patient educator to discuss your decision.

A doctor administers the first medication (Mifeprex©) and sends you home with the second medication (Misoprostol) and instructions. You will also be given prescriptions for pain and nausea that you will need to fill before you take the second medication. Patients are required to set up a follow-up appointment at WE Health Clinic or at a clinic in your area to ensure your medication abortion was successful.

Other things to know:

Abortion is available by appointment only. You can usually get an appointment within a week of calling.

All appointments and patient information are kept strictly confidential.

All abortion patients must meet the requirements of the Minnesota 24 Hour Waiting Law, visit our Patient Information page for details.

If you are under the age of 18, please call the clinic for information regarding the Minnesota Parental Notification Law or visit our Patient Information Page.

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