On August 3, 2017 the government of Ontario announced that medication Mifegymiso, also known as the "Abortion Pill" will be made free to all women across the province. This means that women will now have affordable access to medical abortion as well as surgical abortion in Ontario. Qualified physicians and nurse practitioners will now be able to prescribe Mifegymiso, which can be picked up at participating pharmacies.
A medical abortion involves taking a set of pills over a period of days, and causing miscarriage of the pregnancy. The miscarriage will happen in the privacy of your home, which some women find more convenient than have a surgical procedure. Medical abortion with Mifegymiso is suitable for women up to nine weeks of pregnancy. A woman who is having a medical abortion should have ready access to a health centre or hospital during her miscarriage in case of heavy bleeding. If you are planning on travelling outside of the country or to a remote area, the medical abortion may not be the right choice for you.
At Bloor West Village Women's Clinic we prescribe Mifegymiso, as well as providing surgical abortions. Please review the section on Medical Abortion on our website to determine if this is a good option for you. You can also call our clinic at 416-849-4595 and speak with one of our staff about your abortion choices.