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Kasakhstan

 

Member Association: Kazakhstan Association on Sexual and Reproductive Health (KMPA) Tel. +7 (3272) 688352 or +7 (3272) 709924 center.kmpa@alnet.kz or program.kmpa@alnet.kz

 

LEGISLATION

Order of the Ministry of Health 620, December 1996

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

 

Up to 12 weeks

  • On request

 

Up to 16 weeks

  • Non medical reasons (rape or other sexual crime)

 

Second trimester

  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk to physical health of woman
  • Risk to mental health of woman
  • Risk of fetal malformation

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

  • Consultation with a doctor required
  • Parental consent required for minors (under 16)
  • Private practitioners need a state licence and can only provide mini-abortions (up to 4-5 weeks)

 

COST

  • Free of charge in regional hospitals or on medical grounds
  • State hospitals on request of special conditions: KZTg 4500 (US$ 33.5)
  • Private practitioners: KZTg 5000 (US$ 37)

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

 

COMMENTS

Abortion is available all over the country but illegal abortions still exist and contribute to the maternal mortality ratio. A law on reproductive rights was prepared and is to be signed in May 2004.

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