☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1984: abortion is allowed under very restrictive circumstances (Law n°6/1984) (11 May)
1995: Law n° 48/1995 (15 March)
1997: Law n° 90/1997 (30 July)
2007: abortion is allowed on request (Law n° 16/2007) (7 April)
Abort-Report: Abortion conditions in Portugal

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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) + pre-abortion laboratory tests + post-abortion consultation
  • Mandatory 3-day period between pre-abortion consultation and abortion procedure
  • Contraception evoked during at least 1 of the medical consultations.

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 Portugal

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

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



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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report: Fertility rates in Portugal

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Women have to give written consent. A medical certificate for abortion signed by a physician other than the one performing the abortion is required.

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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

Direção-Geral da Saúde (http://www.saudereprodutiva.dgs.pt/legislacao/interrupcao-voluntaria-da-gravidez.aspx)
Direção-Geral da Saúde (http://www.saudereprodutiva.dgs.pt/normas-e-orientacoes/interrupcao-voluntaria-da-gravidez/organizacao-dos-servicos-para-implementacao-da-lei-n-162007-de-17-de-abril-.aspx)
Direção-Geral da Saúde (http://www.saudereprodutiva.dgs.pt/legislacao/interrupcao-voluntaria-da-gravidez/lei-n162007-publicado-a-17-de-abril.aspx)
Direção-Geral da Saúde (http://www.saudereprodutiva.dgs.pt/legislacao/interrupcao-voluntaria-da-gravidez.aspx)
Direção-Geral Da Saúde; Divisão de saúde sexual, reprodutiva, infantil e juvenil: Relatório dos registos das interrupções da gravidez ao abrigo de lei 16/2007
PORDATA, Base de Dados Portugal Contemporâneo (https://www.pordata.pt/Portugal/Indicadores+de+fecundidade+%C3%8Dndice+sint%C3%A9tico+de+fecundidade+e+taxa+bruta+de+reprodu%C3%A7%C3%A3o-416)
Águas et al., [Evaluation on portuguese women contraceptive practice]. Acta Obstet Ginecol Port 2016;10(3):184-192 [in Portuguese] (http://www.fspog.com/fotos/editor2/2016_3T/04-ao_16-00046.pdf)
Direção-Geral Da Saúde; Divisão de saúde sexual, reprodutiva, infantil e juvenil: Organização dos serviços para implementação da Lei n.º 16/2007 de 17 de Abril

 

We thank Dr. Teresa BOMBAS for her help in data collection.

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