Drug abortion with Mifegyne
Medicinal abortion with Mifegyne® is an alternative to the surgical procedures. The drug Mifegyne® blocks the action of the corpus luteum hormone (progesterone), preventing the pregnancy from progressing. After taking Mifegyne®, an additional prostaglandin (a hormone-like messenger) is administered 36 - 48 hours later, which triggers bleeding and expulsion of the fruit.
In exceptional cases, the pregnancy tissue is not completely expelled, so that a surgical curettage (post curettage). is necessary.
Compared to the surgical procedure, the medical abortion is physically gentler. However, the psychological strain can be greater due to the conscious experience of the miscarriage. The discussion at the counseling center can also help you decide between the two procedures.