Contraception evoked during at least 1 of the medical consultations.
Specific conditions for minors
☷ PRACTICAL CONDITIONS
Mandatory pre-abortion examinations
Blood group and rhesus factor
Involved healthcare professionals
Surgical abortion: not specified in the law
Medical abortion: not specified in the law
☷ ABORTION STATISTICS
195 abortions per 1,000 live births (2014).
Abortions “on request”
92% of abortions were performed “on request” in 2015.
Place of abortion
The official data presented on this website page refer to those performed in public hospitals.
☷ CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION
In 2015, among women who had induced abortion:
– 97% lived in Slovenia
– 18% had at least 1 previous induced abortion
– 67% had at least 1 child.
☷ FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA
Women age at first birth
29 years of age (2015).
Overall contraception data
69% of women aged 15-49 used a contraceptive method (2014):
– 24% used oral contraceptive
– 9% used intra-uterine device (IUD).
Pre-abortion contraception – Missing data.
Contraception during abortion process
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is not usually placed in abortion facilities; it is placed by OB/GYN:
– IUD is placed 30-60 days after abortion procedure
– Implant is not available.
☷ COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS
Women have to give written consent.
Abortion is taught during health care professionals’ (HCPs’) medical studies.
Physicians have the right to conscientiously object, except in case of medical emergency (new law on Provision of Health Care of 1992 and revision of the Code of Medical Ethics). About 3% of them counscientiously objected in 2015.
Both surgical and medical abortions are free of charge for resident women and for insured (Health national social security) non-resident women. Non-resident women who are not insured have to pay 150 € for medical abortion and 400 € for surgical abortion.
We thank Pr. Bojana PINTER for her help in data collection.
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