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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, …
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