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Georgien

 

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LEGISLATION
Law 21 July 2000, effective in October 2000

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

 

Up to 12 weeks:

  • On request

 

12 to 22 weeks:

  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk to physical health of woman
  • Risk to mental health of woman
  • Risk of fetal malformation
  • Women diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
  • Rape or other sexual crime
  • Women under 16 years and over 40 years
  • Social grounds (e.g., widow, pregnancy in jail, husband is in jail, many children and family income below the minimum, fertilisation happened in high radiation area, homeless women)

22 weeks and over

  • Same grounds but consent by special medical committee of three members

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

  • Consultation with doctor
  • Parental consent required for minors (under 16 years)

COST

State hospitals: GEL 40-150 (US$ 19-73)

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

 

COMMENTS

  • Abortion facilities are available all over the country
  • Illegal abortion is still performed in Georgia. Statistics are not available
  • Abortion is still one of the most popular methods to avoid unwanted pregnancy and public information on availability of abortion services is high
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