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Table 4 Self-managed abortion methods brought to mind for participants by different phrasings of the self-managed abortion list item

From: Reducing underreporting of stigmatized pregnancy outcomes: results from a mixed-methods study of self-managed abortion in Texas using the list-experiment method

  Totala Phrasings
“on your own” “on your own without medical assistance” “bring back your period” “self-induce an abortion”
Drugs or alcohol 12 4 3 2 3
Teas or herbs 19 4 4 5 6
Hitting oneself/causing oneself physical harm 21 5 7 1 8
Hanger 10 3 4 1 2
Medication/pill 34 10 10 7 7
Plan B 10 3 1 4 2
Contraceptives 11 4 1 4 2
Home remedies/toxic substances 15 2 3 6 4
Suction/In clinic 7 3 0 3 1
  1. aParticipants often mentioned the same methods for more than one phrasing, and thus, total numbers add to more than the total sample size of n = 26