Medical abortion is a safe and effective method of terminating a pregnancy up to 9 weeks (63 days) gestation. It is a method of abortion that uses medication rather than surgery to terminate an early pregnancy. If you are up to 9 weeks (63 days) pregnant, you may consider a medical (non-surgical) abortion.

Medical abortion is a two-stage process. The first stage involves taking a tablet which blocks the hormone necessary for the pregnancy to continue.

This is followed 24-48 hours later by a second medication which causes the contents of the uterus to be expelled.

Overall, medical termination is a low risk non-surgical option for early termination with a high success rate, up to 98%.