TELEabortion Services

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TELEabortion Services

Who and how

Who can have an EMA?

EMA can be safely offered to pregnant people up to 10 weeks (70 days) who have made an informed, voluntary choice for an abortion and:

  • have an intrauterine pregnancy
  • have had a caesarean section
  • have a multi-fetal pregnancy
  • are obese
  • have uterine abnormalities, including fibroids
  • have positive STI pathology and have commenced treatment
  • wish to avoid surgical intervention
  • are currently breastfeeding
  • have available supports, can access emergency care and be active in post-procedure follow-up

What the medication does

The combined use of mifepristone and misoprostol:

  • prevents progesterone from supporting the pregnancy
  • softens and dilates the cervix
  • increases uterine contractility.

The medications are self-administered 24 to 48 hours apart to induce the abortion; the effects are similar to a spontaneous miscarriage.

Combining these two medicines is a well-established method for early medical abortion and is known to be safe and effective.