CORE Brief: Self Managed Abortion

CORE BRIEF: Self-Managed Abortion
June 2022
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Increased abortion restrictions in Wisconsin and other parts of the U.S. will very likely result in increases in
self-managed abortion, some of which will effectively and safely help people obtain desired abortions, but
some of which put people at risk for a variety of negative outcomes.

What is Self-Managed Abortion?
Self-managed abortion refers to when a person obtains an abortion outside the formal healthcare system. Historical
record suggests that people have self-managed abortions for millennia and continue to do so to this day.

File: CORE-Self-Managed-Abortion-Brief.pdf Self Managed Abortion