While Nigeria’s abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world, the country ranks top among countries its citizens are in search of abortion pills, a new survey has revealed.
Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill. Data from countries who search for abortion pills the most was sourced from Google.
Misoprostol is a medication typically used as a combination therapy to bring about an abortion. This combination is believed to be more than 95 per cent effective during the first 50 days of pregnancy.
“How to use Misoprostol”, “Misoprostol price”, “buy Misoprostol” and “Misoprostol dosage” are among the most common searches around abortion, according to the survey.
The new survey puts to question the effectiveness of the ban on abortions in countries like Nigeria. Of the 25 countries with highest search interest in Misoprostol, 11 are in Africa and 14 are in Latin America.