October 8, 2020
Recently, a 25-year-old unmarried woman in Thimphu went to her friend. She was desperately looking for abortion pills. She could not find them in medical stores in Thimphu.
one of the medical stores said that both men and women visited the drugstores
looking for misoprostol, a drug that’s used to abort pregnancy during the early
The Worrying Disappearance of Medical Abortion Drugs in India
Aug 29, 2019
India legalized abortions in 1971 with the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act — becoming one of the first few countries to give women the option to abort even in situations that are not life-threatening.
Undoubtedly, the law is among the more progressive abortion laws that exist in the world. Advances in medicine and technology have opened doors to safer and more convenient options, such as medical abortion drugs (mifepristone and misoprostol) that can be used within ten weeks of pregnancy.
Argentina Approves Abortion Drug After Rejecting Abortion Bill
Published 16 August 2018
Argentina's National Authority of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT) has authorized Laboratorio Dominguez to produce the drug under the name MISOP 200 (200µg).
Argentina has green-lighted production of an abortion drug for institutional and hospital use, despite the government's recent rejection of a bill that would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
The drug, known as Misoprostol, is currently available by prescription in pharmacies and hospitals mixed with diclofenac and used for gastric purposes. Imported and pricey, it's beyond the reach of much of the population, even on the black market.