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Friend 1: where abortion medication sought as last of multiple methods

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ABORLASTMEDLOC_FRND1 indicates the place the woman's closest friend obtained the medication she ultimately used to induce her last abortion, but only if other methods were tried first. These medications 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 whose closest female friend ultimately used a type of pill to abort a pregnancy, but only after other methods were tried.


  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2018
  • Nigeria: 2018