☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1959: abortion is allowed in some specific cases
1975: Act No. 50 (13 June)
1978: Act No. 5 and regulations for the implementation of the Act (16 June)
2016: Interpretation of the abortion Act (17 February). It was made clear that foeticid is covered by the actual law, that does not differentiate between reducing number of foetuses or terminating the entire pregnancy.

Abort-Report: Abortion conditions in Norway
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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Health personnel are obliged to offer counselling on contraception but the women can deny it.

Specific conditions for minors

  • Parent’s (or guardian’s) consent required for minors under 16.

 

 

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 Norway

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Abort-Report: Abortion rates per 1,000 women aged 15-49 in Norway
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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

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

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report: Fertility rates in Norway

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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

Abortion law (https://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/1975-06-13-50)
IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Interpretation of the abortion Act (https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dokumenter/-2—tolkning-av-abortloven/id2476193/)
Thesis by Mette LØKELAND (https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/15618)
Norsk Gynekologisk Forening (https://legeforeningen.no/Fagmed/Norsk-gynekologisk-forening/)
Norsk Gynekologisk Forening (https://legeforeningen.no/Fagmed/Norsk-gynekologisk-forening/Veiledere/Veileder-i-gynekologi-2015/Provosert-abort11/)
National Institute for Health and Welfare: Induced abortions in the Nordic countries 2011
Folkehelseinstituttet (https://www.fhi.no/globalassets/dokumenterfiler/rapporter/2017/rapport-om-svangerskapsavbrot-for-2017.pdf)
Norwegian Institute of Public Health (http://statistikk.fhi.no/mfr/)
Eskild A et al. Childbirth or termination of pregnancy: does paid employment matter? A population study of women in reproductive age in Norway. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016;95(5):513-8. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12867.
Justad-Berg RT et al. Characteristics of women with repeat termination of pregnancy: a study of all requests for pregnancy termination in Norway during 2007-2011. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2015;94(11):1175-80. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12714.
Statistics Norway (https://www.ssb.no/en/befolkning/artikler-og-publikasjoner/fertility-declined-to-record-low)
Folkehelseinstituttet (http://www.norpd.no/)
Norwegian Institute of Public Health (http://statistikkbank.fhi.no/mfr/)

 

We thank Dr. Mette LØKELAND for her help in data collection.

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