Posted on Jul 25, 2017

Medical Abortion Drug free for all Albertans

Incredibly proud of our government for announcing that the medical abortion drug, Mifegymiso, will now be available to all women in Alberta at no cost to them.

We are only the second province in Canada to introduce universal coverage for Mifegymiso.

Mifegymiso many be used to terminate a pregnancy of up to 49 days. Before taking the drug, women must undergo an ultrasound to rule out potential health risks and to determine the age of gestation.

Under Health Canada approval, physicians should complete a training program before prescribing Mifegymiso, and then any pharmacists can dispense it.