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LEGISLATION
Law effective since 1975

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

 

Up to 12 weeks:

 

  • Social and/or medical grounds
  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk to physical health of woman
  • Risk to mental health of woman (including her recognised impossibility to take care of the child)
  • Rape
  • Risk of fetal malformation

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

 

  • Reports need to be written by 2 medical doctors, or by one social worker and a medical doctor before abortion can take place
  • If the request of abortion is rejected, it goes through the abortion committee
  • Parental consent required for minors (under 16)
  • Abortion should only be performed by medical doctors within a hospital

COST

  • Free of charge, it is paid by the National Health Insurance
  • There are charges for physical examination and the blood test of Krona 3,000 (US$ 44)

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW:
According to the law, contraceptive counselling should be provided before the woman is discharged from hospital. In reality, in the National Hospital where the majority of abortions are undertaken, the contraceptive counselling takes place before the operation when the physical examination and the blood test take place

 

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