U.S. Anti-Abortionists Tell Women 'Abortion Pill Reversal' Works

An investigation into the practice of telling women that an "Abortion pill reversal" - a controversial treatment first developed by a California-based family physician - has revealed that an American anti-abortionists are promoting it to women across the world, including Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. Its proponents claim that high doses of progesterone, taken after the first pill - mifepristone - recommended for medical abortion, can "reverse" the abortion. A U.S. trial to test the effecacy and safety of APR was halted in 2019 after some participants were admitted to hospital with severe haemorrhaging. Global experts say that it is unproven - and unlikely - that taking high doses of progesterone is effective in stopping a medical abortion, according to the organisation, openDemocracy.

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An abortion flyer in South Africa - some of these services are described as unsafe by activists.

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