Sex, Abortion, & Birth
Here can you can find information about contraceptives, the morning after pill, sexual transmitted infections (STI) and the best use of misoprostol for safe abortion and safe birth. Under the "Questions and Answers" link there is even more information, especially about the abortion process with misoprostol. And if even there your questions have not been answered, please email the helpdesk of Women on Web (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to do an Abortion with Pills (misoprostol, cytotec)?
The best and safest way a woman can do an abortion herself until the 12th week of pregnancy is with the use of two medicines called Mifepristone (also known as the abortion pill, RU 486, Mifegyn, Mifeprex), and Misoprostol (also known as Cytotec, Arthrotec, Oxaprost, Cyprostol, Mibetec, Prostokos… Read more »
Warning, fake abortion pills for sale online!!
Do not buy any pills from the website "Abortion-pill-online.com" or "mifepristone-misoprostol.com" or "mifepristone-online.com". The medicines are not Mifepristone, Mifegyne or RU 486 as they claim. Women on Waves ordered and analysed them and the medicines that were sent to us did not contain the… Read more »
Questions and Answers
Here you can find all answers to any question you might have about (medical) abortion, contraceptives, STI's Read more »
Safe birth with Misoprostol
Heavy bleeding after giving birth (Postpartum hemorrhage, PPH) is one of the main causes of women’s death after giving birth (25%). 14 million women experience bleeding after birth annually. In other words: 1 in 10 women will have PPH after giving birth and of 1 of each 100 women who have PPH will… Read more »
Am I Pregnant?
If you did not have your period on time and you have had sex (vaginal intercourse) after your last period, it is possible that you became pregnant. Read more »
Using Medications (Pills) to End an Unwanted Pregnancy in the USA
If you live in the U.S., abortion is legal in every state. However, it is a crime to induce an abortion if you did not get the medicines (mifepristone, misoprostol) from a doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or nurse midwife who is authorized to provide these medicines. It is also a… Read more »
Sexual Health Services Worldwide
For almost every country we have listed some family planning, women's health, and abortion rights organisations. Read more »
About 85% of sexually active women who do not use contraceptives become pregnant within a year. A woman can also become pregnant while breastfeeding and from about 10 days after childbirth and even during her menstruation. Withdrawal of the penis prior to ejaculation during intercourse (coitus… Read more »
What is an STI or Sexual Transmitted Infection?
You can get an STI by sexual intercourse but also through oral sex, anal sex or contact with bodily fluids such as sperm, saliva, blood, and vaginal discharge. Very few STI’s can be transmitted through skin contact. Here is more information about how to prevent getting one and what to do if you… Read more »
Abortion on our ship
When the Women on Waves ship visits your country, you can make an appointment with us by telephone, email or by visiting the ship. We will inform you about when and where to board the ship. You will be treated according to Dutch professional medical standards, which include full confidentiality… Read more »
How should I use emergency contraceptives?
You can prevent an unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex by taking Emergency Contraceptive pills (EC) also called "the morning after pill". Some brand names are Norlevo, Postinor, Plan B
For extensive information, please go to: ec.princeton.edu/index.html
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Sexual pleasure after Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons."
However FGM should not influence sexual pleasure. In… Read more »