☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1978: abortion is allowed (Law No. 194 dated 22 May)
Abort-Report: Abortion conditions in Italy


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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) only for minor without parental agreement + pre-abortion confirmation consultation (only medical)
  • Mandatory 7-day period between pre-abortion consultation and abortion procedure unless abortion is urgently required

Specific conditions for minors

  • Parent’s (or guardian’s) consent required for minors under 18. However, in a case where the parents deny such permisssion, or when the direct parent consultation is deemed unfeasible, the abortion procedure can be authorized by the juvenile judge. Urgent procedures exempt the woman from obtaining either the parental or the judicial consent. If the minor is in the second trimester of pregnancy the limits set for this gestational age also apply.

 

 

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: Medical abortion conditions in Italy


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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Abort-Report: Overall number of induced abortions in Italy
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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

Abort-Report: Distribution of induced abortions according to woman age in Italy

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report: Fertility rates in Italy show

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Women have to give written consent.

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SOURCES

Law No. 194 dated 22 May 1978 (Italian) (http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_normativa_845_allegato.pdf)
Law No. 194 dated 22 May 1978 (English)(http://www.columbia.edu/itc/history/degrazia/courseworks/legge_194.pdf)
Ministero della Salute (http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pubblicazioni_2686_allegato.pdf)
Index mundi (https://www.indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?c=it&v=31)
CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2256.html)
Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (https://www.istat.it/it/files/2015/12/come-cambia-la-vita-delle-donne.pdf)
Ministero della Salute Relazione del Ministero della Salute – Tabelle 2015 (http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pubblicazioni_2552_ulterioriallegati_ulterioreallegato_1_alleg.pdf)
Ministero della Salute (http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/documentazione/p6_2_2_1.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=2807)
https://www.documentazione.info/il-testo-della-legge-194-sullaborto-0

 

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