Article Text

PDF
Abortion services offered via the Internet in Lima, Peru: methods and prices
  1. Nicolaz Merino-Garcia
  1. Wilder Meléndez
  1. Alvaro Taype-Rondan
  1. Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru
  2. Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru
  3. MD, Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru

Statistics from Altmetric.com

In Peru, like many developing countries, abortion is legally restricted.1 In 2005, a survey carried out in a randomised sample of women aged 18–29 years in 20 Peruvian cities demonstrated that the prevalence of induced abortions in women who had ever been sexually active was 13.6%,2 and that 17.5% of Peruvian maternal mortality is caused by abortion.3 Clandestine abortion services in Peru are advertised via different media including the Internet, newspapers, and posters in public places. Of these, the Internet is probably one of the most accessible sources of information for young people.

In order to assess the costs of clandestine abortion services advertised online in Lima, …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles

  • Highlights from this issue
    British Medical Journal Publishing Group