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Medicine’s Ryan Marino discussed the dangers of “herbal abortions”

Doctors debunk ‘herbal abortion’ viral videos

Gizmodo: Ryan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the rise in dangerous information shared online about ending pregnancy with herbal treatments. “They can cause significant sickness, organ failure, permanent infertility and even death. Even in cases when they are not lethal and even when people do not experience symptoms these things can cause significant health problems and even long-term effects,” said Marino.