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DOI

10.17077/2154-4751.1426

Abstract

Expansive restrictions to legal abortion have led to reports of self-induced termination of undesired pregnancies with misoprostol obtained without a prescription or provider. This study seeks to describe the prevalence of women seeking or employing misoprostol for self-induced abortion and how they access information.

Women are accessing information regarding misoprostol for self-induction of abortion on the internet and as barriers to legal abortion increase, women may be more likely to self-induce abortion.

Keywords

Self-induced abortion, self-sourced abortion, medical abortion, misoprostol, barriers, internet, over-the-counter abortion

Total Pages

2 pages

Financial Disclosure

The authors report no conflict of interest.

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Copyright © The authors, 2018.

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