How does it work?
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.
Do I qualify for the study?
1. You are pregnant and want a medical abortion.
2. You are 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. If you have already had an ultrasound done, having the report on hand before you contact the TelAbortion study provider can speed up the process. If you know, or have documentation of your blood type (e.g., O positive) that will also be helpful to have readily available.
3. To have the video evaluation, you need access to a phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection and a webcam and microphone.
To qualify, you must be able to take the first abortion pill before you are 70 days (10 weeks) along in your pregnancy. Use our pregnancy calculator below to estimate your gestational age: