Feb 8, 2021
Rewire News

Unacceptable Care: Why Patients Manage Their Own Abortion

As states make it more difficult to get abortion pills from providers, they may just be increasing the demand for medication abortion.

Almost 40 percent of abortions in the United States each year are done with pills—but those are just the ones provided in clinics and other medical facilities. An unknown number of people end their pregnancies on their own with pills they bought online or from a pharmacy in another country. This is known as self-managed abortion, or sourcing and using the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol, or misoprostol alone, to end an early pregnancy outside of a medical setting.

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