CORE BRIEF: Self-Managed Abortion
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.