Are there injections that could end my pregnancy?


The only injection that can successfully end a pregnancy is methotrexate. This medicine is not available in many countries where there is limited access to abortion.

In some countries, especially in Latin America, pharmacists may offer women injections of hormones, oxytocin, or quinine to end a pregnancy. These injections will NOT cause an abortion, and may be harmful to women. *

In some countries, especially Brazil and elsewhere in South America, websites offer injections of “RU 486” or “mifepristone”. These injections are fake. Mifepristone/RU 486 is not available in injection form for humans. Beware of these sites – they are a fraud, could harm your health, and will not end your pregnancy.

  • Pharmacy provision of medical abortifacients in a Latin American city

Diana Lara, Katrina Abuabar, Daniel Grossman, Claudia Dı´az-Olavarrieta,
Contraception 74 (2006) 394–399