Abortion Pills In Gaborone Botswana Medical Abortion in Gaborone Botswana
Abortion Pills In Gaborone Botswana A pregnancy that is terminated through the use of medicines or pills is known as a medical abortion. It sounds simple, but it is important to know that abortion pills are not 100% effective, that you will need to know exactly how far along you are, that you will need to suffer a miscarriage – which may not always end well. Some 10% to 15% of such miscarriages may end up with complications – necessitating more traumatic womb surgery to clean retained pieces of the pregnancy
How Does a Medical Abortion Work? Abortion Pills for sale in Gaborone Botswana
In Gaborone Botswana, a medical abortion has been possible for decades with the use of a medication called misoprostol (Cytotec). This medicine has been approved for use to treat and prevent stomach ulcers – not for abortions. It has a side effect of causing spasms of the womb – which proves to be useful for pregnant women wanting abortions – so please note that it is an ‘off label’ use of the drug. When used alone for abortion, it is a much more painful method of causing a miscarriage since it essentially causes the womb to go into contraction to literally ‘squeeze’ the pregnancy out of your womb. Since it is low cost, it is widely used around our region for abortion purposes.
More recently, a much more specific abortion medication which can directly target pregnancy cells has been made available. However, it is much more costly. It is called Mifepristone, but also known as RU-486 or Mifegyne.
For best results, both medicines need to be taken in combination. The ‘gold’ standard needs a regimen of up to 13 tablets taken in combination, over an 8-hour period. However, such a combination can be rather expensive and can cost up to 1000. Requests for lowering of costs can be done – but the result also means that abortions are less likely, less successful or even incomplete
What happens after I take the tablets for Medical Abortion?
Compared to a surgical aspiration of your womb which can be performed painlessly, after which you can go home confident that the doctor has cleansed your womb, a medical abortion requires you to come back repeatedly to see the doctor to (1) ensure that the abortion pills has been successful, (2) that assess that your miscarriage has been successful, and (3) that you do not suffer from complications like incomplete miscarriage, retained placental tissues or infections.
Who Should Get a Medical Abortion?
A medical abortion is generally only given to women whose pregnancy is less than 11 weeks, counting from the first day of the last period, and not from the day of conception. If you are someone who has a fear of medical procedures and do not mind the stress and pain of a miscarriage then this is something to consider. However, please be aware of the greater supervision needed and surgery is still required if the pills fail to achieve success. In reality, a surgical abortion is a simpler procedure and less stressful than even having dental work by your dentist.