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Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health

Authors: Courtney Kerestes (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa) , Kelsey Sheets (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa) , Colleen Stockdale (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa) , Abbey J Hardy-Fairbanks (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa)

  • Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health

    Extended Abstract

    Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health

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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

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

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01 Nov 2018
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