Ghana and Nigeria are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill, the BBC reports.
Misoprostol goes by the brand name Cytotec.
According to the BBC, data of countries who search for abortion pills the most, was sourced from Google.
Google data shows how often exact phrases are searched about a topic.
“Abortion pills” is a top search phrase on abortion in all the countries analysed by the BBC.
“How to abort” is the most commonly asked question in more than two-thirds of countries.
“How to use Misoprostol”, “Misoprostol price”, “buy Misoprostol” and “Misoprostol dosage” are among the most common searches around abortion.
Of the 25 countries with highest search interest in Misoprostol, 11 are in Africa and 14 in are in Latin America.
All but two of the countries–Zambia and Mozambique, either ban abortions altogether or permit them only to save a woman’s life or health.
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