Maternidad o Castigo / Motherhood or Punishment

GIRE’s new report on the criminalisation of abortion in Mexico contains an analysis of laws, policies and human rights standards along with data and documented cases. In the last ten years, Mexico has recorded 4,246 cases of women denounced to the police for abortion, i.e. on average, one woman reported every day.

FULL REPORT: English / Spanish OR read an article on the report.


Misoprostol knowledge and distribution in Mexico City: A survey of pharmacy staff

by G Weaver, R Schiavon, S Kung, ME Collado, B Darney

Contraception October 2018;98(4):342–343  DOI:

One staff member at 174 pharmacies in 15 neighborhoods in Mexico City was interviewed. 49% of independent pharmacies and 81.5% of chain pharmacies sold misoprostol. Only 8.2% of independent and 13.8% of chain pharmacy employees correctly identified at least three out of five of the indications for use. 80% knew that abortion was legal in Mexico City, and 44% reported requiring a prescription to purchase misoprostol. Pharmacies may be a good place to target education on misoprostol use for abortion.