Abortion legislation | Practical conditions | Abortion statistics | Characteristics of women having induced abortion
Fertility and contraception data | Country Specific characteristics 

☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1985: abortion is allowed
2010: abortion is allowed “on request” (Law 2/2010) (3 March)
2015: Law 11/2015 (21 November).


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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) + pre-abortion confirmation consultation + pre-abortion laboratory tests
  • 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 18.

 

Abortion legislation | Practical conditions | Abortion statistics | Characteristics of women having induced abortion
Fertility and contraception data | Country Specific characteristics 


 


☷   PRACTICAL CONDITIONS



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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

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

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

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report: Fertility rates in Spain - Graph

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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:

IPPF European Network – Updated January 2012 (http://www.ippfen.org/)
Federación de Planificación Familiar de España (FPFE) (http://www.fpfe.org/)
Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios sociales e igualidad
INE – Instituto nacional de estadistica 2015
Encuestas SEC 2016 (http://www.sec.es/)
Law 2/2010 article 19

We thank Dr. Roberto LERTXUNDI for his help in data collection.
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Page updated in November 2018