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Table 3 Methods participants used to abort pregnancies (n = 47)

From: Abortion experiences among Zanzibari women: a chain-referral sampling study

  First methoda Final methodb
Method of termination N (%) N (%)
Hospital 15 (32) 20 (43)
Medical worker’s house 4 (9) 5 (11)
Henna root alone 5 (11) 5 (11)
Strong black tea alone 2 (4) 1 (2)
Tetracycline alone 1 (2) 1 (2)
Combo: Henna root, strong black tea 4 (9) 1 (2)
Combo: Henna root, strong black tea, traditional medicinec 3 (6) 3 (6)
Combo: Henna root, strong black tea, tetracycline 1 (2) 1 (2)
Combo: strong black tea, chloroquine 1 (2) 1 (2)
Combo: traditional medicinec, strong black tea 5 (11) 5 (11)
Traditional medicinec 6 (13) 4 (9)
  1. afirst method includes participants for whom this method succeeded or failed
  2. bfinal method count excludes participants who used this method but were not successful with it; final method count includes participants who used this method successfully after failing a different first method
  3. cincluding a variety of herb and plants, for example: Plectranthus spp, papaya tree root, cassava plant leaves, mango tree seeds, garlic, ground chalk, and lime tree root