Understanding Self-Managed Abortion

For centuries, women have found ways to control their fertility, and self-managed abortion with medication is one of the ways that is happening today. Within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, medications (e.g., mifepristone and misoprostol or misoprostol alone) are safe and effective in terminating a pregnancy outside a medical setting.

Research indicates that approximately 1.2 percent of women who seek abortion care have attempted to self-manage their own abortion using misoprostol at least once in their life, and it is widely believed that this number is greatly under reported. There are many reasons why one may manage their own abortion outside a clinic setting. It may be because abortion care at a clinic is unavailable, inaccessible, or not desired by the individual.

During this webinar panelists will discuss the who, what, where, why, and how of self-managed abortion.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Daniel Grossman, obstetrician-gynecologist and Director of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health
  • Susan Yanow, Co-Founder of Women Help Women
  • Lindsay Rodriguez, Communications and Digital Organizing Manager at the National Network of Abortion Funds
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