Mandatory 7-day period between pre-abortion consultation and abortion procedure unless abortion is urgently required
Contraception evoked during at least 1 of the medical consultations.
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.
☷ PRACTICAL CONDITIONS
Missing data for medical abortions conditions
Mandatory pre-abortion examinations
Involved healthcare professionals
Surgical abortion: obstetrician/gynaecologist (OB/GYN) or another physician
Medical abortion: OB/GYN or another physician.
☷ ABORTION STATISTICS
185 abortions per 1,000 live births (2015).
Abortions “on request” – Missing Data
☷ CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION
In 2015, among women who had induced abortion:
– 97% lived in Italy – 27% had at least 1 previous induced abortion – 61% had at least 1 child.
☷ FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA
Women age at first birth
31 years of age (2014)
Overall contraception data
57% of women aged 18-54 used a contraceptive method (2013):
– 24% of women aged 15-54 used oral contraceptive
– 4% of women aged 15-54 used intra-uterine device (IUD).
Pre-abortion contraception – Missing data
Contraception during abortion process
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) prescribed during abortion process can be placed in abortion facilities.
☷ COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS
Women have to give written consent.
Abortion is not taught during health care professionals’ (HCPs’) medical studies
All HCPs have the right to conscientiously object except for women whose life is in danger. Conscientious objection has to be declared in advance, and shall not exempt health personnel and allied health personnel from providing care prior to and following the abortion. In 2015, 71% of OB/GYNs conscientiously objected
Both surgical and medical abortions are free of charge for resident and non-resident women.
We thank Dr. Mirella PARACHINI for her help in data collection.
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