You may have heard that you need to remove your IUD before beginning the abortion process.  This likely comes from a statement in which the FDA site reads,  “An individual should not take mifepristone, in a regimen with misoprostol, for medical termination of pregnancy if it has been more than 70 days since the first day of their last menstrual period, or if they:


  • have an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus)
  • have problems with the adrenal glands (the glands near the kidneys)
  • are currently being treated with long-term corticosteroid therapy (medications)
  • have had an allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol or similar drugs
  • have bleeding problems or are taking anticoagulant (blood thinning) drug products
  • have inherited porphyria (a rare disorder that can affect the liver and other organs)
  • have an intrauterine device (IUD) in place (it must be removed before taking mifepristone).”


An IUD which helps avoid pregnancy and is a contraceptive – is more frequently a concern for a woman that gets pregnant while using an IUD and decides she would like to have the baby.  An IUD can create a thick mucus lining in the uterus making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant.  Therefore, possibly causing a fertilized egg to abort spontaneously.


When pregnancy occurs with an IUD in place, implantation generally is away from the device and the IUD remains extra-amniotic. Ultrasonography can localize both the IUD and the gestational sac. If the IUD is left in place, the risk of spontaneous abortion may be as high as 50%. (click here to read)

If you are considering an abortion and have questions regarding the risks and procedures we are available at no cost to you.  Schedule your FREE appointment for a pre-abortion screening today at Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic in San Clemente.

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