Abortion in Nevada is safe and legal

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Abortion is a basic health care need for millions of people who can become pregnant. In fact, about 1 in 4 people with a uterus will have at least one abortion in their lifetime. 

You can have an abortion for any reason in Nevada until 24 weeks of pregnancy. After 24 weeks, you can have an abortion if a licensed physician believes your health or life is at risk. 

For pregnancies up to 10 weeks, you can now get abortion pills delivered in Nevada through Hey Jane, a virtual abortion clinic and sexual health care provider. We’re already helped tens of thousands of people access safe abortion care without the need for in-clinic visits, and we're thrilled to expand that access to Nevada. Find out more about how abortion treatment with Hey Jane works here, including our sliding-scale pricing, insurance partners, and abortion funds that can help pay for treatment, if eligible. 

There are several ways to end a pregnancy, including in-clinic procedures and FDA-approved abortion pills, which can be taken at home and have less than a 1% risk of complications. Factors like the gestational age of the fetus, your medical history, and your personal preferences will help determine which methods of abortion are best for your situation.

How to get abortion pills delivered in Nevada

Telehealth abortion care is a safe and private way to get an abortion from the comfort of your home.

Hey Jane is the leading provider of at-home abortion care in the US. We offer abortion pills for people who are at least 18 years old and are up to 10 weeks pregnant

At Hey Jane, we believe in providing private abortion care with holistic medical, emotional, and community support. We determine patient eligibility based on the gestational age of the pregnancy and the person’s medical history. To find out if you’re eligible, fill out our secure online form. 

If you’re eligible, our clinical care team will guide you through the process to receive FDA-approved abortion pills. Our fast turnaround times ensure the medications are delivered quickly to your door. We offer ongoing support from our clinical care team, 24/7 support for urgent medical needs, a peer-to-peer community forum, and helpful resources. We also provide financial assistance and accept patients regardless of immigration status. 

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What you need to know about Nevada abortion laws

Nevada’s statutory protections for abortion through 24 weeks were ratified by a referendum in 1990, which ensures they cannot be repealed or amended by the state legislature in the absence of another referendum. The state also protects the safety of abortion clinics by prohibiting any interference with someone entering or exiting a facility, including any kind of harassment or physical harm.

In Nevada, only licensed physicians can perform abortions; other qualified health care professionals cannot. 

In 2022, Nevada enacted a shield law that protects abortion providers from out-of-state investigations and ensures that professional licensees will not risk losing their license or be subjected to discipline for providing or assisting with abortion care that is legal in Nevada. 

Nevada abortion laws are constantly evolving. Stay up to date on the latest.

How late can you get an abortion in Nevada?

You can be prescribed abortion medication, a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol, up to 10 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period.

If your pregnancy is further along than that, you can get an elective in-clinic procedural abortion if you are no more than 24 weeks pregnant. 

Beyond that, abortion is only legal in Nevada if the pregnant person’s life or health is at risk. In this situation, a licensed physician must document reasonable cause to believe the abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person’s life or health.

Curious about abortion laws in other states? Check out our other state guides.

Who can get an abortion in Nevada? 

Anyone with a uterus can get an abortion in Nevada within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy for any reason, or after 24 weeks if the pregnant person’s life or health is at risk.

It’s also legal for non-residents to get an abortion in Nevada. If you live in a state where you’re unable to get an abortion, you can travel to Nevada to get the care that you need.

College students, minors, and undocumented immigrants all have the right to get an abortion in Nevada as well.

Why Nevadans need better abortion access 

Nevada has become a haven for abortion seekers across the country. After Dobbs v. Jackson overturned the federal constitutional right to an abortion, the number of out-of-state patients traveling to Southern Nevada to get abortion care doubled. Since 2020, the number of abortions provided in Nevada has increased by 49%.

While Nevada is focused on supporting, protecting, and expanding abortion access, there are still a number of factors that make it difficult for people in the state to receive abortion care quickly and locally. 

As of January 2024, there were only seven publicly listed in-person clinics in Nevada, which is also the number of fake clinics (also known as “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”) in Nevada. According to Abortion Finder, there are only five in-person clinics in Nevada where you can get an abortion appointment in less than one week. The availability of in-person appointments in clinics is exacerbated by demand from the neighboring states of Utah and Idaho, where abortion access is severely restricted.

In some parts of Nevada, you may need to drive at least 10 hours round-trip to get to the nearest in-state clinic. This requires time off (e.g. from work, school, or caretaking), access to transportation, and money for expenses (e.g. gas or taxi, child care, and overnight accommodations). Because 33% of women aged 15-49 in Nevada have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level, the cost of getting an abortion is unaffordable for a majority of people who need one. 

Twenty-four areas in Nevada are deemed “medically underserved” by the Health Resources and Services Administration. There are also “contraceptive deserts” in Nevada, where nearly 180,000 low-income people live in counties that lack reasonable access to a full range of contraception methods. 

Undoubtedly, there’s a lot we can do to improve abortion access in Nevada. At Hey Jane, we’re proud to now offer comprehensive reproductive and sexual health services, including abortions, to people in Nevada from the comfort of their home.

This includes:

  • Consultations for safe, FDA-approved abortion pills within 1 business day
  • Virtual care from the comfort and convenience of your phone
  • Judgment-free support from our expert care team
  • Fast delivery to your home or PO box in discreet, unmarked packaging
  • Lower costs through:
    • Income-based sliding scale pricing
    • Insurance coverage
    • Financial assistance from our abortion fund partners

Hey Jane provides care regardless of immigration status and supports all pregnant people, including all gender identities. You do not have to be a resident of Nevada to receive care from Hey Jane in Nevada; you can travel there to complete your consultation and receive and take your treatment.

See if you’re eligible for Hey Jane’s abortion care here.

The abortion pill explained

The abortion pill is actually two medications taken separately—mifepristone and misoprostol. The first medication, mifepristone, blocks the pregnancy hormone (progesterone), which stops a pregnancy from growing. 

Then, 24-48 hours later, the second medication, misoprostol, is taken. This medication causes cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus or womb. 

For some, this treatment can feel like a heavy period, but for others, it can feel much more intense. Everyone's experience is different.  

While the majority of abortions performed in the US are medication abortions, only 54% of adults know about this option, and baseless lawsuits only serve to further confuse people. If you can, use our Un-Whisper Network to spread the word—to your friends, your family, your community.

Abortion pills are safe and highly effective

Medication abortion is very safe. Complications from this treatment are very uncommon— they occur in less than 1% of patients. When used correctly, the medications work up to 99.6% of the time.

Getting a medication abortion does not lower your chances of getting or staying pregnant in the future; it does not cause infertility or cause birth defects in a future pregnancy. In fact, you can get pregnant almost immediately after having an abortion.

That’s not all:

  • The abortion pill is safer than Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • The abortion pill is safer than Viagra (sildenafil)

Despite myths that say otherwise, having an abortion does not increase your risk for breast cancer and does not cause depression.

What to expect after taking abortion pills 

Medication #1: Mifepristone

Mifepristone blocks progesterone, the hormone that’s needed for a pregnancy to develop. Most people don’t experience any side effects and feel totally fine after taking this.

Medication #2: Misoprostol

You can choose to take the pills in your vagina or in your cheeks for Step 2. Our treatment guide goes over how to take them both ways — choose the one you prefer. The medicine works equally well either way but can cause more nausea when taken in your cheeks.

If you decide to dissolve them in your cheeks, you can take them any time between 24-48 hrs after Step 1, as best fits your schedule. If you decide that vaginal misoprostol is a good fit for you, you can take them vaginally right after taking Step 1, or up until 72 hrs after Step 1. Please know that the pills don’t always completely dissolve in the vagina, and sometimes small pill pieces can remain in the vagina or even fall out - this is ok, it doesn’t mean the medication didn’t work. This is important to know if you need to go to a hospital or care provider after taking the medication and plan to keep the abortion confidential. There is no test a doctor/health care provider can do to tell if you’ve taken medication to end a pregnancy unless they see pill fragments or pieces in the vagina.

Misoprostol is the medication that causes uterine cramping and bleeding and the cervix to open, which helps to pass the pregnancy, similar to an early miscarriage. Heavy bleeding and cramping are expected within about 4-6 hours of taking the medication. Taking ibuprofen (or, for people who are allergic, Tylenol Extra-Strength) and anti-nausea medication 30 minutes before using misoprostol can help. Depending on how many weeks pregnant someone is, they may take an additional dose of misoprostol to ensure that treatment is successful. Hey Jane’s medical providers let patients know what would be best for them.

Having some of these items on hand can help you manage the symptoms during an abortion:

  • 800 mg ibuprofen or Tylenol Extra-Strength (included for all Hey Jane patients)
  • Hot water or heating pad
  • Warm tea or soup
  • Anti-nausea medication (Hey Jane patients also receive this)
  • If you have access to a support person, than can also be very helpful
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Ready to start? Consult with a Hey Jane provider now.

If you still have questions or need additional help, check out our resource center or FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions.

How much does an abortion in Nevada cost?

The cost of a medication abortion can vary depending on where you get it and whether or not you use insurance. According to ANSIRH, the median cost of a medication abortion in Nevada in 2021 was $600.

However, the cost of a medication abortion in Nevada may be lower with insurance coverage or income-based sliding scale pricing through a virtual provider like Hey Janes.

According to ANSIRH, the median cost of procedural abortion services during the first trimester in Nevada in 2021 was $860. 

Procedural abortions are generally more expensive than medication abortions, and in-clinic medication abortions are generally more expensive than telehealth medication abortions. But cost is not the only consideration, and patients should consider all relevant factors when choosing what's best for them.

At Hey Jane, we offer income-based sliding scale pricing, accept select insurance providers, and partner with national and state-level abortion funds to help you access care. 

Curious about the cost of abortion in other states? Check out our other state guides here.

How to find an abortion clinic in Nevada

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or prefer to get an abortion in person, there are some factors to keep in mind when searching for the right abortion clinic.  

  1. First, calculate how far along you are in your pregnancy. Some clinics only offer abortion procedures up until a certain gestational age, so you’ll want to call to confirm that you’re eligible before scheduling. You may also want to consider the cost of an abortion in Nevada, which is different for medication versus procedural. INeedAnA.com is a great resource for finding abortion clinics. If you need help or financial support, here are some great resources.
  2. Beware of fake clinics! When searching for clinics online, use caution. You’ll want to avoid scheduling with a fake clinic, sometimes called a “crisis pregnancy center,” a type of organization that often appears clinical online and in-person, but are generally not medical clinics and are funded by anti-choice organizations aimed at preventing pregnant people from accessing abortion care. Horrible, we know. INeedAnA.com has a helpful search tool for locating real abortion clinics.

How to get financial assistance 

Cost should never prevent someone from getting an abortion that they need, which is why we offer different payment options. We use income-based sliding scale pricing, accept HSA/FSA cards, and partner with select insurance plans (with more plans coming soon).

We also partner with abortion funds that can provide support for eligible patients. Abortion funds can cover the full or partial cost of treatment. Learn more about abortion funds and how they might be able to help you get the care you need.

Last updated 4/11/2024

What’s included with Hey Jane treatment?

Consultation with a medical provider

Abortion medications: Mifepristone and Misoprostol

Comfort medications: anti-nausea and ibuprofen

Step-by-step instruction guide

A clinical team just a text away

Private peer-to-peer community forum

Free shipping in discreet packaging

Medical follow-up

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Curious about abortion laws in other states?

Check out our other state guides