Scotland becomes first UK nation to approve home-based medical abortion
The Pharmaceutical Journal
30 OCT 2017
Scotland has become the first nation in the UK to allow women to complete medical abortion procedures at home.
Medical abortions are induced by a combination of two medicines: mifepristone and misoprostol.
Mifepristone, which blocks the action of progesterone and triggers uterine contractions, is taken first. This is followed by misoprostol, which triggers further uterine contractions and completes the abortion process.