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Cypern

 

FPA: Family Planning Association of Cyprus (FPAC) Tel. +357 (2) 751093 famplan@spidernet.com.cy

 

LEGISLATION

Law No 59, 1974; Law No 186, 1986

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

 

  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk to physical health of woman
  • Risk to mental health of woman
  • Risk of fetal malformation
  • Rape or other sexual crime affecting the social and/or family status.

There is no gestational limit specified in the law.

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

 

  • A certificate from the appropriate police authority supported by a medical certificate is required in cases of rape or other sexual crime
  • A ‘bona fida' opinion of 2 medical practitioners

 

COST

 

  • Hospital: free of charge for patients eligible for free medical care, strictly regulated by the law
  • Private clinics: about CYP 215-240 (US$ 450-500)

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

 

The majority of abortions are performed in private clinics by trained gynaecologists. A “bona fida” opinion of two medical practitioners is not always secured.

 

COMMENTS

 

No unsafe abortions take place in Cyprus, and although the abortion law is somehow restrictive, it is, at the same time, permissive. Abortions take place in private clinics and are performed by trained gynaecologists. Abortions are not performed in a hospital, unless there are reasons which endanger the physical and mental health of the woman or the embryo, even though the law is not that restrictive

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