NEW 2020 DATA

 
 
 

 

☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1970: abortion is allowed (Law 239 dated 24 March)
1978: Law No. 564 (19 July)
1985: Law No. 572 (12 July)
2001: Law No. 328
Abort-Report_Finland Medical abortion gestational limits
Specific conditions due to COVID-19

  • Change of local practices (Helsinki)
  • – Home-use of misoprostol extended up to 10 weeks + 0 days (previously 9 weeks + 0 days) in Helsinki
    – Citizen initiative to reform the abortion law

 

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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Approval from 1 or 2 physicians or national authority (except when life is in danger)
  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) + pre-abortion laboratory tests
  • Contraception evoked during the medical consultation.

Specific conditions for minors

  • Specific counselling for minors under 16.
  • Social worker involved, parents (or guardians) never informed.

 

 

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_Finland Medical abortion conditions

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

abort-report.eu: Abortion rates per 1,000 women in Finland
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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

abort-report.eu: Distribution of induced abortions according to woman age in Finland

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

abort-report.eu: Fertility rates in Finland

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Abortion request needs to be approved by 1 or 2 physicians or national authority (except when life is in danger).

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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

COVID measures taken from the article by Bojovic N, Stanisljevic J, Giunti G. The impact of COVID-19 on abortion access: Insights from the European Union and the United Kingdom. Health Policy. 2021 Jul;125(7):841-858.
IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Laki (24.3.1970/239) ja asetus (29.5.1970/359) raskauden keskeyttämisestä. Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuoltolainsäädäntö. Toim. H. Ranta, Kauppakaari Oyj, Gummerus, Jyväskylä 2000
National Institute for Health and Welfare (https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/statistics/statistics-by-topic/sexual-and-reproductive-health/abortions/induced-abortions)
https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/statistics-and-data/statistics-by-topic/database-reporting#Abortions
https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/statistics-and-data/statistics-by-topic/sexual-and-reproductive-health/abortions/induced-abortions-in-the-nordic-countries
https://www.stat.fi/til/synt/2020/synt_2020_2021-04-23_tie_001_en.html

 

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