☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1975: abortion is allowed (Abortlagen 1974:595 dated 12 June 1974)
1995: Abortlagen 1995:660
2007: Abortlagen 2007:998
2009: Abortlagen Sfs_2009/10:842

Abort-Report: Abortion conditions in Sweden
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Legal conditions

  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) offered but not mandatory; strongly recommended to give information and contraceptive counselling.

Specific conditions for minors

  • Parent’s (or guardian’s) should be informed but should not delay the abortion.

 

 

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 Sweden

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

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

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

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report: Fertility rates in Sweden

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Legal counselling is not mandatory.

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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

Law (www.riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-Lagar/Lagar/Svenskforfattningssamling/Abortlag-1974595_sfs-1974-595/)
Abortion statistics (http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/statistics/statisticaldatabase/abortionstatistics)
Induced abortions in the Nordic countries 2011-National Institute of Health and Welfare
Statistics on Pregnancies, Deliveries and Newborn Infants (http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/publikationer2017/2017-3-4)

 

We thank Pr. Kristina GEMZELL DANIELSSON for her help in data collection.

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