☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1942: abortion is allowed under strict medical conditions and handled very differently by region (Penal Code Act, articles 118-121 dated January)
2001: modifications of Penal Code Act, articles 118-121
2002: adoption of Penal Code Act, articles 118-121
2002: new Law allowing abortion on request is effective (Penal Code Act, articles 118-120)

Abort-Report: Abortion conditions in Switzerland

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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling)

Specific conditions for minors

  • Pre-abortion specific counselling with a certified physician (“kantonsarzt”) for minors under 16
  • Parent’s (or guardian’s) consent required for minors under 16 incapable of discernment only.

 

 

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 Switzerland

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

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

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

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report: Fertility rates in Switzerland
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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Women must express their distress in writing for abortion “on request”.

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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/)
SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland, former PLANeS (http://www.sante-sexuelle.ch)
Federal statistical office

 

We thank Dr. Helene HULDI for her help in data collection.

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