☷   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
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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_Finland Abortion rates
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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION



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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report_Finland Fertility rates

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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

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
Statistical information on welfare and health in Finland (https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?g=470)
National Institute for Health and Welfare (https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/statistics/statistics-by-topic/sexual-and-reproductive-health/abortions/induced-abortions)
National Institute for Health and Welfare (https://sampo.thl.fi/pivot/prod/en/ab/shp/fact_ab_shp?row=time-430&row=measure-10483&column=area-10453.)
National Institute for Health and Welfare (https://sampo.thl.fi/pivot/prod/en/ab/kokomaa/fact_ab_kokomaa?row=time-430&column=age-10452.&column=measure-10710.10755.10743.10733)
National Institute for Health and Welfare (https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/statistics/statistics-by-topic/sexual-and-reproductive-health/abortions/induced-abortions)
National Institute for Health and Welfare: Induced abortions 2017
Statistics Finland (http://www.stat.fi/til/synt/2017/synt_2017_2018-04-27_tie_001_en.html)
National Institute for Health and Welfare

 

We thank Pr. Oskari HEIKINHEIMO for his help in data collection.

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