Ghana and Nigeria top abortion pill searches

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Ghana and Nigeria are the two countries with the highest search interest in abortion pills, according to data provided by Google.

The data which has been analysed by the BBC indicates that global online searches for abortion pills have more than doubled over the last decade.

The findings, according to the BBC, also suggest that in countries where abortion laws are more restrictive, there is greater search interest in abortion pills.

The report also stated that women are increasingly turning to technology to sidestep legal barriers to abortion.

This is the modern face of the so-called “DIY abortion”.

Ghana only allows abortions in cases of rape, incest, foetal impairment or to preserve a woman’s mental health.

Nigeria is stricter still: abortion is only allowed in situations where a woman’s life is in danger