Women in England are to be allowed to take the second abortion pill at home.
The move will mean women can avoid bleeding and pain in public after travelling home from taking the pill at a clinic.
Women in England currently are required to take both pills, mifepristone and misoprostol, 24-48 hours apart in a clinic to end an early pregnancy before 10 weeks' gestation.
The government said it will legalise home-use by the end of the year.
Women meeting certain criteria will still be required to attend a clinic for the administration of mifepristone, the first medication.
They will then be given the option of being discharged home to self-administer the second medication, misoprostol. If they prefer, they will still be able to attend a clinic.