World Congress

for freedom of scientific research

D. Abortion and contraception

10/09/2009

D.1.Is it legal for a pregnant woman to terminate a pregnancy? If the answer is YES, then ask: D.1.1.1.Does the law impose any restriction on the exercise of her right? What are the restrictions? Conditions? Time range? (Physician certification, time, conditions,…) D.1.1.2. Is the cost of the procedure subsidized by the national health system? D.1.1.3. Is abortion available to minors? Under what circumstances (parental permission, judicial order,…) D.2.Is RU-486 (drug dislodging an embryo already implanted in the uterus) legally available to women? If the answer is YES, then ask: D.2.1. Is RU-486 available without prescription (over the counter)? D.2.2. Is the cost of a RU-486 subsidized by the national health system? D.2.3. Is RU-486 available to minors? D.3.Are contraceptives legal? If the answer is YES, then ask: D.3.1. Are specific contraceptives banned? D.3.2. Are contraceptives available over the counter? D.3.3. Are contraceptives subsidized by the national health system? D.3.4. Are specific contraceptives available to minors? D.4.Is the ‘morning-after pill’ (drug preventing implantation of an embryo in the uterus) legally available to women? If the answer is YES, then ask: D.4.1. Is the ‘morning-after pill’ available without prescription (over the counter)? D.4.2. Is the cost of the ‘morning-after pill’ subsidized by the national health system? D.4.3. Is the ‘morning-after pill’ available to minors? See also Singh S et al., Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009

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