☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1956: abortion is allowed
1990: Decree No. 2 (01 February)
Data to be confirmed

Abortion Conditions in Bulgaria

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Legal conditions (Data to be confirmed)
Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) + pre-abortion laboratory tests if history of at least 1 listed disease
Contraception to be evoked during the pre-abortion consultation.

Specific conditions for minors (Data to be confirmed)
Specific legal counselling Parent’s (or guardian’s) consent required for minors under 18.

 

 

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

Medical abortion not applicable in Bulgaria. (Data to be confirmed)

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Missing data for abortion statistics

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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

Missing data for characteristics of women having induced abortion

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Women age at first birth: 27 years of age (2014).(To be confirmed) 

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Abortion is free of charge for women <16 or >35 years old, or registered as socially weak. Abortion is also free of charge if performed due to medical reasons or in case of rape. In the other cases, women have to pay around 80-180 €. (Data to be confirmed)

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SOURCES

IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) (www.safesex.bg)
CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2256.html)

 

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