One of the complications arising from the abortion pill was noted to be a bacterial infection that resulted from the pill being administered vaginally.
Now it has been found that administering two abortion pills, both orally, the second one within 24 to 48 hours of the first one can drastically cut down the rate of such bacterial infections from administering the pill vaginally.
Earlier the pill was administered vaginally when it was found to cause infection in some cases, so antibiotics were also prescribed along with the pill. This method of distributing the abortion pill has made it safer than before and now 1 in 4 abortions in the US are done using the abortion pill.
The abortion pill consists of giving mifepristone, also known as RU-486, to stop the pregnancy and a second drug, misoprostol, two days later to help the body expel the fetus.
Other side effects of the abortion pill may include very heavy bleeding, nausea, headache, diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting and in the event that there is an injury to the cervix or fallopian tube during abortion, future fertility can be adversely affected as well.