Clandestine abortions are increasing in European countries



"More and more Belgian and European women” are purchasing abortion kits on the Internet, according to Family Planning Associations. These kits contain the two medicinal products prescribed for drug-induced abortion, namely mifepristone and misoprostol. This practice is prohibited and "strongly discouraged". However, some women "find it difficult to talk about abortion and prefer to avoid doctors," explained Doctor Pé, Family Planning Physician. This also applies in countries where abortion is decriminalised. It is"impossible to put a figure on this phenomenon", but "doctors are being increasingly involved on a regular basis following ‘failed abortion attempts’ carried out at home".


Sources: 

DH.be, Maïli Bernaerts (4/04/2017)