A TelAbortion involves all the same steps and procedures as an in-person medical abortion, but you do not have to travel to an abortion clinic. Instead, an abortion provider conducts a video evaluation over the internet. All the necessary tests are done at medical facilities close to your home. The abortion pills are then sent to you by mail.
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You qualify for the TelAbortion research study if you live in one of our project states (see below) and are pregnant and want a medical abortion. You should also be able to have all the necessary pre-abortion tests, receive the medications, and take the first abortion pill before you are 70 days (10 weeks) along in your pregnancy. To have the video evaluation, you need access to a device with internet connection and a webcam and microphone.
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Pam Belluck, The New York Times, April 28, 2020
Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, March 6, 2020
Claire Lampen, Vice, April 30, 2020
To qualify, you must be able to take the first abortion pill before you are 70 days along in your pregnancy. Use our pregnancy calculator below to estimate your gestational age:
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TelAbortion may be a good option for you if you live far from the nearest abortion provider, you would have difficulty taking off several hours from work or school, or you value the convenience of having a consultation in the privacy of your own home.
TelAbortion may not be a good option for you if you do not have a secure place to receive mail, you might have trouble getting the necessary tests, or you like interacting with providers in-person.