☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1991: abortion is allowed (independence of Estonia)
1998: the Termination of Pregnancy and Sterilization Act is adopted (25 November)
2015: the Termination of Pregnancy and Sterilization Act is amended (02 March)
Abort-Report_Estonia Medical abortion gestational limits
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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) + pre-abortion laboratory tests.

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

Abort-Report_Estonia Medical abortion conditions

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Abort-Report_Estonia Abortion rates
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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION



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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA
Abort-Report_Estonia Fertility rates show

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Women have to give written consent.

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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/)
Law (https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/120022015011)
Recommendations by guideline of Estonian Gynaecologists Society (http://rasedusekatkestamisejuhend.weebly.com/)
National Institute for Health Development – Estonian Abortion Registry (http://www.tai.ee/en/r-and-d/registers/estonian-medical-birth-registry-and-estonian-abortion-registry/statistical-data-of-embr-and-ear) Lippus H et al., Estonian Women’s Health 2014: sexual and reproductive health, health behaviour, attitudes and use of healthcare services (https://sisu.ut.ee/sites/default/files/naisteterviseuuring/files/uusestre2014_loppraport.pdf)
Estonian Health Insurance Fund’s list of health care services (https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/130122016013)
Health Insurance (https://www.haigekassa.ee/en/people/health-insurance)

 

We thank Pr. Helle KARRO for her help in data collection.

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