Self-Induced Abortion Resources

This is a small sampling of ways that a woman can safely self-induce an abortion in the event that clinical reproductive care is unavailable, unaffordable and/or inaccessible to her.

DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals, and if you follow the information provided in the below resources, you will be doing so at your own risk. We urge you to seek the guidance of a medical professional first before trying anything else. The information below should only be used as a last resort. If you must follow through with any of the abortion methods described in the resources below, enlist the help and supervision of a responsible friend if possible.


Documents (click to open):

For the Women of South Dakota – An Abortion Manual

Herbal Abortion is Not DIY

Regaining Control – Taking Health Care Into Our Own Hands zine

The Modern Womans Guide to Self-Abortion

Herbal Abortion: The Fruit Of The Tree Of Knowledge


The Amateur Abortionists
The New York Times

The First Legal Abortion Providers Tell Their Stories
The Cut

Women Can Safely Induce Their Own Abortions, New Study Finds
Huffington Post

The Illegal Birth Control Handbook That Spread Across College Campuses in 1968
Atlas Obscura