In recent years, medication abortion has become more widely available, making abortion safer and easier for many to access. At the same time, global demand for medication abortion has skyrocketed, and it has become the most common method of abortion care in many countries.
Global demand for medication abortion reflects its numerous advantages as an abortion method. Medication abortion often costs less on average than other common forms of abortion care and can be administered on an outpatient basis, thus reaching many areas where abortion services are otherwise difficult to access. Moreover, patients can use medication abortion at home or another preferred location, giving individuals more agency over their care.
The Center’s new Medication Abortion in Global Context: Frequently Asked Questions section provides answers to frequently asked questions, including how medication abortion works to end a pregnancy, recommendations for using medication abortion, and more, as well as helpful reports by the World Health Organization and others.
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