☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1950: abortion is allowed* in former communist Tchekoslovakia
1987: Law 73 dated 23 October 1986 becomes effective*
1991: Law No. 419/1991*
(* to be confirmed)
Abort-report Abortions conditions in Slovakia
Specific conditions due to COVID-19

  • Abortions not labelled as essential healthcare
  • Four legislative proposals aiming to restrict further abortion access in the country sent to the Parliament
  • Three proposals requesting the full abortion ban not approved for further negotiations
  • Fourth proposal from the ruling OLANO party, with amendments to the existing Health Care Act and Abortion Act debated and rejected by the Slovak Parliament, by one missing vote on October 20 th 2020.
  • Rhetoric of the Health Minister who does not recommend having an abortion during the crisis

 

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☷   PRACTICAL CONDITIONS

Missing data for practical conditions

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

Abort-Report: Abortion rates per 1,000 women aged 15-49 in Slovakia show

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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

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

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Fertility rates – Missing data

Women age at first birth: 28 years of age (2014). (To be confirmed)


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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Missing data for country specific characteristics

 

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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

COVID measures taken from the article by Bojovic N, Stanisljevic J, Giunti G. The impact of COVID-19 on abortion access: Insights from the European Union and the United Kingdom. Health Policy. 2021 Jul;125(7):841-858.
IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Abortions in the Slovak Republic 2017. Edicia Zdravotnicka Statistika
CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook)

 

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