Updated: 2022-12-02 Legal | Abortion Pills | Local Organizations | Community Comments | Scam List

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  1. Mifepristone can be accessed in public or private medical centers that offer voluntary termination of pregnancy services by requesting pharmacological abortion treatment in pregnancies of less than 12 weeks.

    Misoprostol is sold by prescription. Some chain pharmacies sell it if you have a prescription. It can also be obtained at medical centers that offer voluntary termination of pregnancy services when requesting pharmacological abortion treatment in pregnancies of less than 12 weeks.

    It is important before requesting the pregnancy termination service, whether it is a state or private health center, to make sure that you are really pregnant, this can be through a rapid pharmacy test carried out when you are at least two weeks late.
    To obtain abortion care, it is recommended to go to the State health services or through recognized private medical centers, since in Colombia there is an offer on the internet of abortion pills without medical guarantees, which sometimes results in scams for false, adulterated medicines, incomplete doses or expired.

    There is also warning of the action of groups opposed to reproductive autonomy that harass people who go to medical centers where abortions are performed, they usually redouble their activity in March and September.

    Fundacion Orientame, November 2022
  2. Mifepristone is only available with Profamilia, Orientame and Las Parceras. Outside of there it is not easily accessible and it is not found in pharmacies. Misoprostol is only available under prescription and in the health system. Access is difficult. Many scams and informal sellers that give inadequate doses at great costs.

    It is important not to buy from internet vendors or pharmacies that profit from desperation by requesting large sums for incomplete doses, the best is in safe clinics such as Profamilia or Orientarme. Also with Las Parceras to do it at home properly without risks. Those who pose as the Cytotec brand and have several Colombian web pages to sell, provide wrong doses at high costs without accompaniment and based on misinformation, they represent fraud and unsafe abortion.

    Las Parceras, November 2022
  3. In Colombia, both Mifepristone and Misoprostol pills can be obtained. Mifepristone requires a prescription, whereas Misoprostol may or may not require one. Mifepristone is provided to healthcare providers exclusively for use in legal abortion cases through the distributor, ProFamilia. - see safe2chose - last accessed March 2023


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