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I heard that pharmacists are not able to give out the new abortion pill, is that true? Please let me know.


Mifegymiso is used to terminate a developing pregnancy and has been recently approved by Health Canada. Currently it is not being dispensed by pharmacist in BC but hopefully will be made available by early 2017.

Most pharmacies are able to dispense emergency contraception (morning after pill, Plan B) which is different than the abortion pill in that you need to take it within 5 days after having unprotected sex and it just reduces the chance of you getting pregnant.

Different places in BC offer surgical and medical abortions. Have a look at this information sheet provided by the Vancouver Willow Women’s Clinic on surgical and medical abortions.

Also, have a look at our “I might be pregnant” page if you are looking for support services in BC.

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Health Nurse

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This answer was posted on November 18, 2016

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