Pharmacological abortion

Medical Abortion

Medical abortion with abortion pill


Medical abortion is a simple and safe way to abort that involves taking two medications at two different times.

This method can be used up to 9 weeks of pregnancy in our Aragon Medical Center.

The first drug terminates the pregnancy and is called mifepristone. It works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus falls off and the pregnancy cannot continue.

The second drug, misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract, causing cramping, bleeding, and expulsion of the pregnancy similar to a miscarriage.

The price is a total of 370€. It includes everything: visit with the specialist, ultrasound, medication and controls.

Price 370€

The morning after pill: emergency contraception

The “morning after pill” is an emergency contraceptive. It can be taken up to 96 hours (5 days) later

The abortion pill: drug abortion

Medical abortion (or “abortion pill” as it is sometimes called) involves taking two different types of medications, at different times.

Abortion and your rights

How Medical Abortion Works

When it comes to performing a medical abortion, the timing of the medications is important, a medical abortion works as follows:

  • You will take the first medication (mifepristone) at the clinic.
  • You will take the second medicine (misoprostol) 1 or 2 days later at home.
  • In the next 1-5 hours the pregnancy will be delivered.

Protocol – Steps of abortion pills

Step 1 – Mifepristone

The first medicine taken during this type of abortion, called mifepristone, blocks the hormone necessary for the pregnancy to progress. You will take a pill of mifepristone with water; this is done in the clinic. It is important to allow 24-48h to pass between taking this pill and the second medicine.

Step 2 – Misprostol

The second drug is called misoprostol and it causes the body to expel the pregnancy from the uterus. Misoprostol causes softening and opening of the cervix (cervix) and contractions of the uterus, so that the pregnancy can be expelled through the vagina.

Misoprostol abortion pills are placed in the vagina or between the cheek and gums. The first dose is 4 pills and we will give you 2 more pills to put on 3-4 hours after the first dose.

We recommend taking some pain relief pills 10 minutes before using misoprostol. You can use misoprostol 24 to 48 hours after taking the first abortion pill (mifepristone).

What happens during your appointment at Centro Médico Aragón?

When you arrive at the clinic

When you arrive at one of our abortion clinics in Barcelona, Girona or Mallorca, you will have a medical evaluation with one of our trained doctors or nurses. It will be confirmed how many weeks of gestation you are through an abdominal or transvaginal ultrasound.

Medical history and contraceptive options

Our professional doctors and / or nurses will ask you about your medical history, discuss contraceptives, and discuss the drug abortion process with you in detail.

Abortion pills and aftercare

Our trained doctors or nurses will advise you on how to take your abortion pills and aftercare. Our doctors and nurses will be there to answer any questions and help you feel relaxed and comfortable during and after your treatment.

Your attention does not end when you leave the clinic

Our doctors and nurses can answer any questions you have after your treatment and are available on our 24-hour aftercare line: (+34) 934 529 930 .

What Happens During a Medical Abortion

During a medical abortion, you are likely to experience severe cramping and heavy bleeding for a few hours, although this varies for each person.

The abortion will usually begin in a few hours and can usually be completed in up to 1 to 2 days. During this time, you would be expected to bleed with some blood clots that can vary in size from small (the size of a penny) to quite large (the size of a lemon); this is a normal part of the abortion process.

Each person is different and will experience different levels of pain and bleeding. We will inform you when to take pain relievers at your appointment if necessary. Once you've delivered the pregnancy, your bleeding will generally be less. You can remain quite heavy for a day or two, as the uterus needs to return to its normal size.

You are not alone. Read some stories our patients share about abortion.

“The nurse who treated me was very loving and understanding and made everything much easier for me.”

“I decided to write this detailed account to give something back to Centro Médico Aragón for the incredible support I received from them and also for all the other women who might be scared and stressed right now.”

What is the difference between the “morning after pill” and the abortion pill?

It is important to know the difference between these two pills and to recognize when you need one or the other and where to find them.

The morning after pill: emergency contraception

The “morning after pill” is emergency contraception: Although it is often called the morning after pill, it can actually be taken up to 96 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It is a hormone pill that only contains progesterone and works by delaying the release of an egg from the ovary, thus preventing pregnancy. You only have to take one pill. The sooner you take the morning-after pill, the better the chances of avoiding pregnancy.

The abortion pill: drug abortion

Medical abortion (or “abortion pill” as it is sometimes called) involves taking two different types of medications, mifepristone and misoprostol, at different times, to end an existing pregnancy. We remind you that at Centro Médico Aragón you can use this abortion method up to 9 weeks + 6 days of pregnancy.

Looking for more information about our abortion services?

Here you will find answers to the questions people ask most frequently. If you can’t find the information you need, call us at (+34) 934 529 930


Everyone at CMA was very kind and understanding and made this experience very comfortable. We were worried about going all the way there for this and as soon as we walked in we felt very comfortable every step of the way. Thank you very much.

Esther, 04-02-2020


I am grateful to you from the bottom of my heart for providing this service, many women around the world are not so fortunate to have options.

Silvia, 18-12-2019


The experience over the phone and in person was excellent, no problems. I was moved from one room to another during my visit because they were quite busy that day. Overall, I felt comfortable, everything was explained to me professionally.

Laura, 10-03-2020


We travelled from Dubai and they took great care of my husband and me. They were so kind and empathetic that I was amazed. Our patient care guide was very helpful. The nurse was with me the whole process and even held my hand during the procedure. They had the best doctors anyone could ask for, very kind and caring. If I ever have the misfortune of finding myself in the same situation again, I would go back to Barcelona in a heartbeat. I will definitely keep in touch with the clinic just because they were great. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us during this difficult time

Fariha, 10-10-2019


They were kind, respectful, attentive, empathetic and timely. I don’t think that situation could have been better for me without your staff. The doctor is amazing and his presence made me feel safe. I was there for about 20 minutes and left smiling and feeling hopeful. The doctor told me he would call me when the test results came back and set up a plan of action. Within a few days he contacted me and I began some desperately needed therapy. I am still amazed at how easy it all went. This is how healthcare should be. Thank you to everyone, including the receptionist, for treating me with care and respect.

Alejandra, 25-09-2019

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Making the decision that’s right for you

Before deciding whether to go ahead with an abortion, it can be helpful to be as informed as possible. We’ve compiled some information about abortion that we hope you’ll find helpful here.

Legal abortion and your rights

The current law recognizes the freedom of women to have an abortion. Spanish women can freely interrupt their pregnancies up to 14 weeks and in some cases up to 22 weeks.

Abortion and your rights
Preparing for Your Abortion
Preparing for your abortion

Once you’ve booked your treatment with us, we’ll help you prepare for your appointment. Read tips on what to bring, how to arrange travel, guidance on eating and drinking before your treatment, and more.

A cost guide

Over 70% de of our patients have their abortion funded by the NHS (National Health System). You can also pay privately if you prefer, or if you are not eligible for NHS funding.

A cost guide
Travelling from abroad
International patients

We have over 35 years of experience supporting French women to have a legal abortion in Spain, and we understand what to consider before travelling.

Tips for Companions

If you are a partner, friend or family member of someone who is having an abortion, here are some tips on how you can support her.

Tips for companions