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Self-induced abortion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Self-induced abortion **

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A *self-induced abortion* (or *self-induced miscarriage*) is an abortion
performed by the pregnant woman herself outside the recognized medical
system. Although the term can include abortions induced through legal,
over-the-counter medication, it also refers to efforts to terminate a
pregnancy through alternative, often more dangerous means. Such practices
are illegal in most jurisdictions^[/citation needed/]—even where
abortion itself is legal—and may present a grave threat to the life of
a woman. An unsuccessful attempt to induce such an abortion can also cause
lasting damage to the fetus. Currently, this is fairly common where
abortion is illegal or unavailable, but it does occur in developed
countries as well.^[1] Self-induced abortion is easier to accomplish in the
earliest stages of pregnancy (the first eight weeks from the last menstrual
period).^[2]

*Contents*

· 1 Methods
· 2 In the United States
· 3 See also
· 4 References
· 5 External links

*Methods[edit]*

Khokhar and Gulati report that women in underdeveloped areas of India
successfully induce abortions through the following methods:^[3]

· Lifting of heavy weights;
· Consumption of mutton marrow;
· Consumption of dried henna powder;
· Consumption of carrot seed soup;

There are a number of anecdotally recorded and disseminated methods of
performing a self-induced abortion. Many of the following methods present
significant danger (see below) to the life or health of the woman:

· physical exertion designed to bring about a miscarriage
· abdominal massage
· receiving punches, kicks, or other blows to the abdominal area
· bellyflopping onto a hard surface
· attempted removal of the fetus with a coat-hanger or similar device
inserted into the uterus through the cervix^[4] (the historical use of this
method has


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-induced_abortion

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