Armenian Women Turn to Ulcer Medication for Do-It-Yourself Abortions

Cytotec is growing in popularity as an abortion inducer in Armenia, often with harmful consequences. (Photo: Marianna Grigoryan)

In the past, to get rid of unwanted pregnancies, Armenian women used to jump off wardrobes, insert pipes into their uteruses or drink various “potions.“ Now, they often just purchase Cytotec, a preventive medication for stomach ulcers that can induce abortions, and try to carry out the procedure

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter in Yerevan and the editor of MediaLab.am.

Armenian Women Turn to Ulcer Medication for Do-It-Yourself Abortions

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