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Where abortion medication sought as first / only method

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ABORFIRSTMEDLOC indicates the place the woman obtained the medication she used to induce her last abortion, but only if it was either the first or only method tried. This medication could include pills called mifepristone or misoprostol (e.g. Mariprist, Mifepak, Cytotec, Miso-Fem, or Misoclear), pills otherwise taken for a fever (e.g. antibiotics or anti-malarial medicines like quinine), emergency contraception, or any other type of pill.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.


There are differences in response categories across samples. See the Questionnaire text tab for details.


  • Women aged 15-49 who used a type of pill to abort a pregnancy, either as the first or only abortion method tried.


  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2018
  • Nigeria: 2018