It's a non-surgical way to end a pregnancy by taking medications. Unlike a surgical procedure, a medical abortion usually is done without entering the uterus.
How do these medications work?
Two medications are used to complete a medical abortion. Mifepristone (RU 486, Mifiprex) is a medication that works by blocking the hormone progesterone, which is necessary to sustain pregnancy. Without this hormone, the lining of the uterus breaks down, the cervix (opening of the
14 Feb 2014