HowToUse is an online community run by dedicated individuals who believe that all women, regardless of where they live, should have access to a safe abortion option.
HowToUse works to share facts and resources about the abortion pill- what to consider beforehand, where to acquire quality abortion pills, how to use them safely, what to expect, and when to seek medical help if necessary. We're here to equip women with the information they need to safely navigate abortion on their own terms.
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Every effort is made to ensure the information contained in the pages of the web site is accurate. However, contents are subject to change from time to time and the authors can accept no liability for the accuracy of the information presented at any given time.
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