Bosnia and Herzegovina

Member Association: Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health XY (APP-XY) Tel. +387 (33) 717 301 / bhfpa.xy@bih.net.ba

 

LEGISLATION

Law of 7 October 1977 which proclaims that “it is a human right to decide on the birth of children”

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

Up to 10 weeks of pregnancy:

  •  On request

After 10 weeks of pregnancy:

  •  Risk to life and health of woman
  •  Risk to physical or mental health of child to be born
  •  Rape or other sexual crime After 20 weeks of gestation:
  •  To save the life or health of a woman

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

 

  • Abortion must be performed in a hospital or another authorized health-care facility
  • If the woman is a minor, approval of her parents or guardian is required
  • After 10 weeks of pregnancy, special authorization by a commission, composed of a gynaecologist/obstetrician, a general physician or a specialist in internal medicine, and a social worker or psychologist is required.
  • The woman can appeal to the Commission of Second Instance if the Commission of First Instance rejects her request

 

COST

 

  • Abortion in Clinical Centres costs KM 50 (US$ 30) for insured patients • Abortion in Health Centres costs KM 100 (US$ 61)
  • The cost of an abortion in private clinics ranges from KM 100-300 (US$ 61-184)

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW:

 

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