Medical termination of pregnancy or medical abortion is a procedure in which medication (such as oral mifepristone and oral misoprostol or other drugs) is used to end a pregnancy. In medical abortion, no anesthesia or surgery is required. Medical termination of pregnancy can be carried out in a medical clinic or office or also at home, accompanied by visits to the doctor. This is a safer type of abortion which is the most effective during the first trimester of pregnancy. The reasons for having a medical termination of pregnancy are highly personal. You can choose to have this procedure in order to complete an early miscarriage or end an unwanted pregnancy. You can also choose to have this procedure if you have a medical condition that makes continuing a pregnancy life-threatening.