Medical abortion is the most important advance in reproductive health since the discovery of oral contraceptives. This process, provides many women for the first time with an alternative and discreet means for early termination of an unwanted pregnancy and has increased a women’s independence by providing greater autonomy and control over their most important reproductive decisions.
At The Tabbot Foundation, we provide telephone consultation with an experienced medical practitioner and then an interview with one of our clinical psychologists. If medical termination is considered suitable, we will provide everything necessary and a registered nurse to support you through the process as well as a 24 hour on-call doctor. We will provide follow up until we can confirm that the pregnancy has been terminated.
Medical abortion was initially approved in 1988 in China and France and then in Great Britain in 1991, in Sweden in 1992 and in other European countries throughout the 1990s. It has since been used by many millions of women worldwide. In USA, up to 2012, more than 1.5 million women had used medical abortion. Studies consistently show that in-home administration is comparable to the same services that a clinic provides but avoids harassment, intimidation and embarrassment that often may occur. Furthermore, medical abortion has now been approved up to nine weeks gestation.
With early pregnancy termination, the result feels similar to having a heavy period.