☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1970: abortion is allowed
1973: Act No. 350 (dated 13 June)
1995: Law No. 389 (dated 14 June)
2008: LBK No.95 (dated 07 February)

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Legal conditions

  • Written request by the woman up to 12 weeks from LMP
  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) + pre-abortion consultation with a social worker (if abortion after 12 weeks from LMP) + pre-abortion confirmation consultation + pre-abortion laboratory tests (if abortion after 12 weeks from LMP)

Specific conditions for minors

  • Parent’s (or guardian’s) consent required for unmarried minors under 18; possibility of dispensation e.g., in case of religious minorities.

 

 

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

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Women have to submit a written request for abortion up to 12 weeks from LMP.

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The slides presented are freely accessible. They may be used, copied, displayed or distributed provided that their source is given

SOURCES

IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Foreningen Sex & Samfund (http://www.sexogsamfund.dk/)
National Institute for Health and Welfare: Induced abortions in the Nordic countries 2015

 

We thank Dr. Øjvind LIDEGAARD for his help in data collection.

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Page updated in December 2018