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The Abortion Pill: Can it Be Reversed?

The abortion pill, also known as Mifepristone, is used to terminate a pregnancy between 4 and 9 weeks. The first dose is given at a clinic by a physician in either a pill or shot form. The second dose is a pill that is administered by the woman herself at home 36 to 72 hours after her clinic visit. The first dose counteracts the hormones in the body that are helping the pregnancy to grow, while the second dose causes the uterus to contract and empty out its contents.

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Are You Experiencing the Early Warning Signs of Pregnancy? Check Your Symptoms

Cramping, bloating, headaches, and fatigue: all of these symptoms are often a part of PMS right before you get your period. But if your period doesn’t arrive when it’s meant to, you could also be pregnant—even if you didn’t plan on it. Around half (or 49%) of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, resulting in about three million births and around 1.1 million abortions each year. Getting the care you need as soon as possible is vital to your health.

Teen Pregnancy Centers and Three Other Resources for Pregnant Teenagers

Each year in the United States, there are approximately three million unintended pregnancies, or about half of all pregnancies total. A number of these pregnancies occur in teen girls. Because these young women may lack proper resources and information on pregnancy, they might feel that they are left to make some tough choices on their own.

Teen Pregnancy Centers: What You Need to Know

As you are reading this, 4% of women in the United States are pregnant. Of those pregnant women, approximately 22% will seek an abortion. It is estimated that roughly half of American women will go through an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and by that same age nearly a third of the female population will have undergone an abortion. The issue of unplanned pregnancies and their ramifications is a contentious one, as is, of course, abortion. Women who experience an unplanned pregnancy should be fully informed about the options they have, especially for those women who are underage. For information about pregnancy and more services, underage girls in need of guidance should seek out teen pregnancy centers.