The global Abortion Drugs Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3.53 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.4% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Abortion drugs, also known as pregnancy termination pills, work by inducing a medical abortion. Medical abortion involves using medications to terminate a pregnancy instead of surgery. There are two types of abortion drugs – mifepristone and misoprostol. These pills can end early pregnancies safely and effectively.
Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the abortion drugs market is increasing acceptance of medical abortion. Earlier, surgical abortion was the only option available but numerous research studies have established the safety, efficacy and acceptability of medical abortion using pills. Medical abortion allows women more privacy and control over their reproductive healthcare. It reduces the need to visit abortion facilities and expands access to safe abortion services especially in restrictive regions. This has contributed significantly to the growth of abortion drugs market globally. However, regulations around their usage vary across different countries and regions.
Strength: Abortion drugs are minimally invasive and provide privacy to women. They allow early medical abortion up to 10 weeks of gestation.
Weakness: Abortion drugs require medical supervision and follow-up. Their mechanism of action raises moral and ethical objections from some groups.
Opportunity: Growing awareness about women’s reproductive rights and easy access to medical services will boost the demand for abortion drugs. Many countries are liberalizing their abortion laws.
Threats: Stringent regulations and bans on abortion in some countries can limit the scope of the market. Social stigma around abortion remains a challenge.
The Global Abortion Drugs Market Share is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.4% over the forecast period, due to increasing availability of safer medical termination options.
Regional analysis: North America dominated the global market in 2022 and is expected to maintain its leading position during the forecast period. This can be attributed to easy availability of abortion services in countries like the US and Canada. The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to exhibit the fastest growth owing to a large patient pool and increasing acceptance of medical abortion in developing countries.
Key players operating in the Abortion Drugs market are AbbVie, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Gedeon Richter, HRA Pharma, Cipla Ltd, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mankind Pharma Ltd. New product launches, partnerships and regulatory approvals are some of the core growth strategies adopted by these players to gain a competitive edge in the market.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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