Updated: 2022-11-30 Legal | Abortion Pills | Local Organizations | Community Comments | Scam List
Abortion Laws and Policies
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Access to abortion is a fundamental human right and a basic healthcare. If you live in a country where access to abortion is restricted, you can get abortion pills through Women on Web.
Abortion is permitted on request up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. It is permitted from 15 weeks onwards for economic or social reasons, in case of rape or if the pegnancy endangers the women or person's health, including mental or physical health, or their life. For these cases, no limitation on the length of pregnancy mentioned in the legal text.
Minors under the age of 13 are required to obtain adult consent to access abortion. Minors between 13-16 years old are required to obtain adult consent only if they're to be subjected to a medical practice that might endanger their life.
Abortion is available free of charge through public health care system and it's covered by insurance in private facilities.
Penal law criminalizes women and pregnant people for having an abortion outside of the conditions specified in the law. Abortion providers and people who assists may be criminalized for an abortion outside of the conditions specified in the law.
The health professional who should intervene directly in the termination of the pregnancy have the right to refuse abortion services based on personal beliefs. However, medical practitioners and providers are obligated to refer individuals to another provider if they refuse service. So called conscientious objection cannot be practiced in cases where the life of the woman or pregnant person is at risk.
About Abortion Pills
An abortion with pills is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy at home. There are two ways to have an abortion with pills:
- Have an abortion with a pill called Mifepristone and another pill called Misoprostol;
- Have an abortion with the pill Misoprostol only.
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Mifepristone is not officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
Misoprostol is officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
It is registered for gynecological indications (such as birth, miscarriage treatment or abortion care etc.)
Yes (though some pharmacies might sell it without)
Misoprostol can be bought in Some pills are for hospital use only, others require a prescription
These are brand names under which Mifepristone, Misoprostol or Combi Packs (that contain both abortion pills Mifepristone and Misoprostol) are officially distributed and/or commonly found in the country.
Oxaprost 75, 200 mcg (16 tablets) **contains Diclofenac
Misop 200, 200 mcg (12 vaginal tablets)
Misop 25, 25 mcgg (20 vaginal tablets)
Generic, 200 µg (??)
Misoprost 200 Beta, 200 mcg
Misprostol LIF, 200 mcg
Safety notice: There are pills that contain a combination of Misoprostol and the painkiller Diclofenac. While manufactured for a different purpose they can still be used for abortion. Please find more info in our FAQ to avoid overdosing the Diclofenac.
Cost of Abortion Pills
These are comments about the estimated cost of abortion pills in your country.
- "Misoprostol: box of 12 tablets ARG$12,000 - 13,000 in pharmacies or free of charge in public hospitals. Social works and health insurance partially or fully cover the cost of misoprostol"
- Socorristas en Red- December 2022
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Organizations and Resources
- Socorristas en Red - feminists and transfeminists who abort.
Articulation of feminist groups accompanying abortion with a presence throughout the country.
We aspire to achieve free, legal, safe and free abortion throughout the world, which is why we also promote the creation of Red Compañera, a feminist network of abortion companions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Red Compañera
eminist Network of Abortion Companions of Latin America and the Caribbean
- National Program for Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation
SEXUAL HEALTH LINE 0 800 222 3444. From all over the country. The call is confidential. Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Network of Health Professionals for the Right to Decide
More than 700 Health teams and more than 2,000 professionals throughout the country who work conscientiously and within the health system,
- National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion
- Infórmate y Decide
Information, advice and access to safe abortion and contraceptive methods
Web page that provides information on legal/voluntary interruption of pregnancy (ILE / IVE) in Latin America and in the world seeking to reduce access barriers: Informative, through the chat available 12 hours a day, from Monday to Saturday (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm Colombia time) and Geographic with health professionals distributed throughout the country.
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Other Databases and Sources
These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.
- 30.11.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/argentina/
- 04.08.2022/safe2choose: https://safe2choose.org/abortion-information/countries/argentina
- 24.08.2022/National Medicine Authority: https://servicios.pami.org.ar/vademecum/views/consultaPublica/listado.zul
- 28.09.2022/howtouseabortionpill: https://www.howtouseabortionpill.org/abortion-laws-by-country/argentina/
- 30.11.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-map
- 30.11.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=ARG
Misoprostol is widely available under the brandname Oxaprost.
Argentina: Abortion Law
Access to abortion continues to be illegal though the penalty may be waived…
It is delivered free of charge in public hospitals for pregnancies from 8 weeks onwards. The distribution in the health system is recent, it may be that in some dependencies they still do not deliver it.
Misoprostol is relatively easily available in hospitals, pharmacies (by prescription), through feminist organizations, and on the clandestine market. It is relatively easy to obtain"
Socorristas en Red - December 2022