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
How to Cite:
Kerestes, C. & Sheets, K. & Stockdale, C. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., (2018) “Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 8(3), 1-2. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1426
Rights: Copyright © The authors, 2018.