Woman Dies While Aborting 2-Month-Old Pregnancy Using ARVs And PEP
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
Police in Amuru district has arrested a woman for allegedly procuring an unsafe abortion using a combination of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) with post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and some local herbs leading to the death of a 22-year-old friend Concy Aryemo.
According to police, the suspect identified as Proscovia Ayerwot, a resident of Kal B Cell in Pabbo town council, Amuru district lured Aryemo to ingest local herbs and drugs to terminate her two-months-old pregnancy.
A statement from Jimmy Opiro, a relative of the deceased, indicates that Ayerwot gave Aryemo the drugs and convinced her to ingest them last Tuesday with hopes of terminating the pregnancy.
However, Aryemo developed complications after taking the concoctions prompting relatives to rush her to Pabbo health centre III for medical attention.
Her condition worsened and she was later transferred to St Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu City for further management from where she died a day later.
Opiro says upon interrogation before her death, Aryemo confessed that she took the concoctions which were given to her by Ayerwot to terminate the pregnancy.