Medical Abortion

Medical Abortion

A medical abortion, also known as medication abortion or non-surgical abortion, occurs when drugs are used to bring about an abortion.

Medication abortion is offered at Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS), only to currently registered eligible CSUEB students

Surgical abortions are not provided at SHCS, but we are able to make referrals to another provider. 

If you have been pregnant for 10 or fewer weeks, medication abortion may be an option for you. 

The effectiveness depends on how far along you are in pregnancy when you take the medications. For people who are 8 weeks pregnant or less, the medication works 94-98% of the time.

You can learn more about medication abortion from Planned Parenthood’s website .

The provider will:

  • Do a physical exam and ultrasound
  • Go over your medical history
  • Do blood and urine tests
  • Explain how the abortion medicines work
  • Have you sign consent forms

What Happens During a Medication Abortion

You may take the following medicines for the abortion:

  • Mifepristone - this is called the abortion pill or RU-486
  • Misoprostol

 To schedule appointment with the medical provider, call 510-885-3735