This Woman Performed Her Own Abortion — And Was Lucky To Survive
After barely surviving two illegal abortions, Beatriz sells birth control on the black market to help other women in Venezuela, as the economic and political crisis deepens.
Karla Zabludovsky, BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on February 28, 2019
CARACAS, Venezuela — With a flick of the wrist, Beatriz pulled out two strips of birth control pills from her top.
Contraceptives are in short supply in Venezuela, with most pharmacies sold out, so it’s largely up to black marketeers like Beatriz to supply women with them. And despite their exorbitant price tag — on the street, $1 gets you a month’s birth control, but that represents a week’s salary — the pills remain highly sought after.