☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1975: abortion is allowed
(Bundesgesetzblatt, No. 60, 1974 dated 23 January 1974, effective in January 1975)


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Legal conditions

  • Pre-abortion counselling by a physician.

Specific conditions for minors

  • None

 

 

Abortion legislation | Practical conditions | Abortion statistics | Characteristics of women having induced abortion
Fertility and contraception data | Country-specific characteristics 

 


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☷   PRACTICAL CONDITIONS



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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Abortion is not covered by social security in Austria nor it is notifiable. Therefore no official statistic exists. But estimates are around 30.000 abortions per year for a population of 8,8 million or 2 million women in fertile age.

 


☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

Abortion is not covered by social security in Austria nor it is notifiable. Therefore no official statistic exists. But estimates are around 30.000 abortions per year for a population of 8,8 million or 2 million women in fertile age.

 

 


☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort Report - Fertility rate in women in Austria
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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Any physician can perform medical abortion but antiprogesterone is only distributed to hospitals and clinics, not to individual physician offices. Most physicians who perform abortions would like to offer medical abortion but are not legally entitled to order the drug. As only very few hospitals perform abortions, medical abortion access is limited.

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SOURCES:

https://www.jusline.at/gesetz/stgb/paragraf/96
IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Familienplanung (ÖGF) (http://www.oegf.at)
CIA ( https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2256.html)
STATISTIK AUSTRIA, Demographische Indikatoren. Erstellt am 16.08.2019.
Austrian Statistical Office
https://www.statistik.at/web_de/statistiken/menschen_und_gesellschaft/bevoelkerung/demographische_indikatoren/023572.html
Austrian Contraceptive Survey 2019: www.verhuetungsreport.at
Gynmed Clinic, Vienna, www.gynmed.at
Austrian Contraceptive Survey, www.verhuetungsreport.at
Statistik Austria, www.statistik.at IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012  http://www.ippfen.org
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Familienplanung (ÖGF) http://www.oegf.at


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