Traditionnal methods used to induced abortion

Herbal/natural

Papaya (raw)

-Magnesium sulfate

Voluntary trauma

Achampong leaf

Parsley leaves and roots

Rice wine and gunpowder

Exhaustion by beating

Ajvain (herbal potion)

Pepper

Soapy substances

Frequent vigorous sexual Intercourse

Algae

Pineapple

Sugar in high concentrations

Injury to abdomen:

Ants

Potash

Tea of boiled coins

-Hot stone

Apiol (oil from parsley Seeds)

Potato shoot or sprout

Teas with hormonal Injection

Intentional fall:

Aralen

Quick lime solution

Vaginal ointments

-From roof

Asawa cotton

Radal

Vapors

-From staircase

Avocado pear and rue Steward

Rue leaves

Vinegar

-From tree

Avocado seed (cooked)

Sabrabisie bark

Intoxication

Bamboo sticks

Sour fruits

Physical

Physical exhaustion:

Barbados nut

Stalks of castor-oil Plant

Catheter insertion

-Dance and liquor

Betel nut paste

Starbellow

Catheter insertion followed by infusion of:

-Prolonged standing

Borage (herbal) water

Sterculia

-Alcohol

Voluntary blows to stomach:

Brews, beverages and teas:

Stick or bulrush

 -Cumin-water Mixture

-By other

-Marijuana or hemp

Sugarcane

-Dettol

-By self

-Oak and avocado

Tapioca

-Distilled water

-Parsley and coriander

Tigernuts

-Duogynon-Forte

Pharmeceutical Techniques

-Seeds from gourd

Tobacco-based Products

-Gasoline

Contraceptive jelly diluted in hydrochloric and saline solution

Broom flower

-Glucose

Oral:

Cassava stem (fresh)

Manufactured

-Piton-S

-Antibiotics/ paraceformil

Castor bean

Alcoholic beverages

-Saline

-Antimalarial drugs

Celery cuttings and Roots

Astringent pastes

Douche

-Aspirin

Commelina twig

Beer with aspirin

Foreign object inserted into cervix:

-Cortal

Dhutura seed and Flower

Caustic substances:

-Ballpoint pen

-Dyspirin

Dried or boiled dates

-Alum

-Bicycle spoke

-Hipofisinas

Fetid passionflower

-Bleach

-Clothes hook

-Mensicol with alcohol

Geranium stalk

-Copper sulphate

-Cotton thread dipped in Mustard oil

- Methylergometrin /maleate

Germinated corn stalk

-Detergent

-Crochet hook

-Quinine/ quinine sulfate/chloroquine

Gladiolus sap

-Ether tablets with  Herbs

-Feather dipped in herbal Medicines

High doses of any estrogen:

Gloria de la Mañana

-Formaldehyde

-Hairpin

-Oral contraceptives (an entire pack)

Green sand

-Gasoline

-Knitting needle/pins

-Gynavion pills

Guava leaves

-Hair dye

-Leaves/roots/stems

- Injection of:

Henna

-Laundry blue

-Pencil

-Depot  medroxyproges -terone Acetate

Herbal stalks

-Laundry blue with  Aspirin

-Pouches filled with arsenic/caustic soda

-Entocol

Jaggary

-Lead monoxide or Litharge

-Spoon

-Ergometrine

Jamu pelumtur

-Marine blue

-Stick/twig

-Flavicorpin

Jamuzan

-Potassium Permanganate

-Umbrella rod or rib Wire

-Nupavin

Jathropha sap (mildly Corrosive)

-Silver nitrate

Insertion of IUD

-Pitocin

Kapoktree

Cantharides

Kovaks’ technique (create distended balloon with condom in extra-amniotic space)

-Quinine

Laminaria stem/rod/tent

Clarified butter

Manipulation of cervix by Fingering

-Syntocinon (oxytocin)

Leaves containing Potassium Chlorate

Cola

Manual disruption of uterus

-Tocofinal

Lemon

Cortal

Massage of uterus

Oral or vaginal:

Lime

Epsom salt

Vaginal or uterine Manipulation

-Misoprostol

Mahogany leaves

Ergot

-Prostaglandin

Mango

Guinea pepper

Prayer/magic

-Veterinary prostaglandin

Marjoram and lurica, rue or Oregano

Gunpowder

Amulets

Matico (aromatic wild Pepper)

Herbs with warm beer, malt or red wine

Fetishism

Mullaca root

Jamaican rosewood Soap

Spiritual incantations with Massage

Namba tree bark

Purgatives:

Nim tree

-Alophin

Ogyamma leaves

-Castor oil

Onion

-Laxative

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (1999), Sharing responsibility: women, society and abortion worldwide, p 37