Posts Tagged misoprostol

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At least 100,000 Texans of reproductive age have attempted to self-induce an abortion

There’s long been anecdotal evidence that with ever-increasing barriers to accessing in-clinic abortions, many Texans, particularly low-income Latinas living near the US-Mexico border, are turning to self-induced abortions. Now, a new study estimates that 100,000 and 240,000 Texans of reproductive age have ever attempted to end a pregnancy without medical assistance

There’s long been anecdotal evidence that with ever-increasing barriers to accessing in-clinic abortions, many Texans, particularly low-income Latinas living near the US-Mexico border, are turning to self-induced abortions. Now, a new study estimates that 100,000 ...

mifepristone

Today is the 15th anniversary of the abortion pill’s approval in the US

Today marks the 15th anniversary of when the FDA approved mifepristone — aka RU-486, aka “the abortion pill” — for use in the United States. But anti-choice restrictions have prevented us from realizing its full potential. 

Today marks the 15th anniversary of when the FDA approved mifepristone — aka RU-486, aka “the abortion pill” — for use in the United States. But anti-choice restrictions have prevented us from realizing its full potential. 

screenshot of ship from Vessel

Watch the new doc on one doctor’s quest to offer safe abortion where it’s illegal

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is outlawed.

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is ...

The rise of the DIY abortion

As abortion restrictions continue to grip the country more and more tightly, we’re seeing a strategy used by women in Latin America – where abortion is, with a few exceptions, illegal – coming into use here: Misoprostol, a pill FDA-approved to treat ulcers that can, if used correctly, safely induce an early abortion.

As abortion restrictions continue to grip the country more and more tightly, we’re seeing a strategy used by women in Latin America – where abortion is, with a few exceptions, illegal – coming into use here: Misoprostol, ...