carafem Expands Abortion Pill by Mail Service to Maine
As restrictions increase for people seeking safe, convenient, and quality abortion care in the US, carafem is more committed than ever to expanding telehealth abortion care in all states that allow it. We’re proud to share that our client centered, medically-supported at home abortion pill care is now available in Maine.
In 2021, carafem made our telehealth abortion care available in seven new states in direct response to a lack of access to abortion care stemming from the pandemic and growing legal barriers. This latest expansion will ensure that safe, affordable, and high quality abortion care will be available in 15 US states including Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. (We’ve expanded to even more states, click here for the full list!)
At carafem, we strive to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to the individual needs of our clients. We are actively working to provide telehealth abortion care in as many locations as possible, and hope by doing so, we are able to better put high quality care within reach of those living in rural communities or who face barriers to visiting a clinic in person.
About the Abortion Pill
carafem’s medically supported at home abortion pill service is a safe option for most people seeking care and is available in the first 11 weeks of pregnancy. These medications have been safely used by millions of pregnant people across the US for over 20 years. Most often, this process involves taking a couple of medications over about 2 days. Working together these medications cause cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. The cost of carafem’s abortion pill by mail service ranges from $250-375, and financial assistance may be available as a part of a discussion with your carafem care team.
Personalized and Medically Supported Abortion Care
A person seeking abortion services in Maine can schedule a virtual appointment with a medical provider and receive abortion pills as soon as the next day. Along with the abortion pill medication, people who choose carafem will also receive options for medication to help with pain, nausea, and a birth control method at the time of care. Also included are some comfort care items to further make the process at home a little easier. carafem provides 24/7 personalized support from a trained care team throughout the process from the appointment until the final follow-up and will be with you every step of the way.
“There are many reasons a person may prefer a medically supported, at home abortion,” Grant adds. “Visiting with a provider over secure video chat allows for greater privacy, support, and flexibility within the process of having an abortion, including the location, timing, and cost. Our hope is that carafem can provide people with options to receive care in the way that makes the most sense to them, allowing them to get answers without leaving the house or playing phone tag. Expanding options for access to reliable healthcare is critical so that people can receive affordable care where and when they need it.”
Expanding Abortion Access
Maine is joining a growing list of over a dozen states who can access carafem’s services. To make an appointment in any of the states we serve, please call (855) 729-2272 or schedule an appointment online.