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Canada: Women hospitalised by at-home abortion pills

Canada: Women hospitalised by at-home abortion pills
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
03 April, 2022 1 min read

A quarter of women who reported complications after taking abortion pills have ended up in hospital, the drugs regulator in Canada has revealed.

The Canada Vigilance Program received 43 ‘adverse reaction reports’ between 2017 and 2021 for the abortion pills mifepristone and misoprostol.

These are the same drugs which, since the March 2020 pandemic lockdown, have been used for unsupervised DIY abortions in the UK.

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