A GP's guide to medical terminations

Medical abortions are not without side effects and complications

With medical abortion becoming more available, we look at the side effects and complications of this procedure.

pregnancy test

In 2012, the TGA made a combination of mifepristone (Linepharma) and a specially produced version of misoprostol (GyMiso) available on the PBS for medical termination of pregnancy.

They can only be prescribed by medical practitioners who are obstetricians or gynaecologists, or those who have completed accredited online training. This combination can only be dispensed by registered pharmacies.

Use of this combination of drugs is for women