How commonly do US patients seeking an abortion consider or attempt self-managed abortion before attending a clinic, and what factors are associated with self-management behavior? In a new study, published in JAMA Network Open, we survey 19 830 patients attending 49 abortion clinics in 29 states.
- 1 in 8 considered self-managing before attending the clinic
- Of these, 1 in 3 attempted to do so
- Individual-level factors, including experiencing clinic access barriers and preferring at-home care, were associated with self-management behavior.