Self induced abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the pregnant woman herself usually during the first tri-mester. Methods of self induced abortion include lifting heavy weights, consuming herbs such as mutton marrow, dried henna powder, carrot seed soup and papaya seeds
WHO estimates that approximately 22 million abortions continue to be performed unsafely each year, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women. Almost every one of these deaths and disabilities could have been prevented through sexual education, family planning, and the provision of safe abortion services.
Some of the most dangerous self induced abortion methods include; the use of a coat hanger, blowing air into the uterus, attempting to suck the fetus out, bellyflopping onto a hard surface, vaginal pessaries or piercing of the fetus through the uterus