Women who used medications to self-manage their abortions bought them from pharmacies in Mexico themselves or had a friend or family member go and buy them. Reprints and Permissions. Providers learned that using mifepristone alone sometimes resulted in incomplete abortions where the uterus does not "empty.
But this time around, I was, which was really surprising—and nerve-wracking and scary. Results Sample description In the survey, abortion patients were invited to participate, 8 were ineligible, and enrolled, for a This analysis includes data from cross-sectional surveys conducted in and with patients seeking abortion care at facilities in Texas.
And even though we used protection, I got the morning after pill because I was so worried. We then calculated the proportion of respondents for each year and the full sample that reported attempting to self-manage abortion. All these questions were running through my head.
This project was supported by grants from the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which did not have any role in the design of the study, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, or in writing the manuscript.
Texas law requires you to make at least two trips to the abortion provider. Reilly time. While the Holy See would be loath to be seen as picking sides prior to the U. A minor under 18 can get an abortion without the consent of their parent or legal guardian by filing an application for judicial bypass.
It is possible that in Texas, where misoprostol can be more easily obtained due to its proximity with Mexico, where there is a large immigrant population from Latin America familiar with self-managed abortion, and where abortion access has been increasingly restricted in recent years, more women know about self-managed abortion and are willing to try to attempt it.
But there was also this thought in the back of my mind: Aziza, ensure that you are taking the proper precautions. We were supposed to wait at least two weeks to have sex again. This contrasts with a —09 interview study of women in the US who had ever attempted abortion self-induction, in which several participants reported they preferred self-managed abortion because it was more similar to menstrual regulation, more natural, or easier or faster than a clinic-based abortion [ 3 ].