Misoprostol and Illegal Abortion in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Costa, Sarah H.
Vessey, Martin P.
Lancet. 1993 May 15; 341(8855): 1258-1261.
We report on the determinants and consequences of induced abortion among 803 women admitted to hospital with abortion complications in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1991. 458 (57%) women reported using misoprostol to induce abortion...Misoprostol has an important role as an abortifacient among the women studied.
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Coelho, Helena Lutescia Luna; Teixeira, Ana Claudia; Santos, Ana Paula; Forte, Eliane Barros; Morais, Silvana Macedo; La Vecchia, Carlo; Tognoni, Gianni; Herxheimer, Andrew (1993-05-15)Misoprostol, a prostaglandin analogue indicated for ulcer treatment, has been widely used as an abortifacient by women in Brazil, where abortion is legal only in cases of rape or incest, or to save the woman's life. ...