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Local Organizations and Resources

  • Fundación Oriéntame
    Free, legal and safe abortion service provider. Post-abortion psychological counseling. Advice and provision of contraceptive methods. Counseling and testing for sexual infections. Specialized consultation for gynecology. Free services: pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, psychosocial counseling in case of unwanted pregnancy.
    On-site sexual and reproductive health services in the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, Barranquilla, Valledupar, Cúcuta, Dosquebradas, Ipiales and Villavicencio. Or in virtual modality by telemedicine anywhere in Colombia.
    Comprehensive sexual education programs and territorial and community actions for the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.
    Contact center for advice and appointment scheduling available Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via web chat at and telephone 601 744 7633 or national toll-free line 01 8000 182 182

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  • Colectiva Sangrona
    Safe abortion. Information and accompaniment.

    (+57) 314 8647788
  • Mesa por la Salud y la Vida de las Mujeres
    Sexual and reproductive heatlh.

    (+57) 320 2733179
  • Las Parceras - Feminist Abortion Accompaniment Network
    Information and support before, during and after, safely and with a gender focus.

    3187505775 every day from 5 pm to 10 pm or also through the Signal application at the same number.
  • Profamilia. Clinic specialized in abortion
  • Purple Hotline - Mujeres que escuchan Mujeres
    Free hotline of the Mayor's Office of Bogotá for the prevention and care of violence against women and information on access to health, legal and sexual and reproductive rights protection services. It works 24 hours, 365 days a year. Attended by psychologists, social workers, lawyers and nurses.

    01 8000 112 137
    WhatsApp 300 755 1846
  • Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres
    Non-governmental organization that offers free legal advice and accompaniment to women, adolescents, girls and people with the possibility of pregnancy so that their right to abortion is guaranteed.

    WhatsApp (+57) 320 273 3179

Community Comments

  1. Mifepristone can be accessed in public or private medical centers that offer voluntary termination of pregnancy services by requesting pharmacological abortion treatment in pregnancies of less than 12 weeks.

    Misoprostol is sold by prescription. Some chain pharmacies sell it if you have a prescription. It can also be obtained at medical centers that offer voluntary termination of pregnancy services when requesting pharmacological abortion treatment in pregnancies of less than 12 weeks.

    It is important before requesting the pregnancy termination service, whether it is a state or private health center, to make sure that you are really pregnant, this can be through a rapid pharmacy test carried out when you are at least two weeks late.
    To obtain abortion care, it is recommended to go to the State health services or through recognized private medical centers, since in Colombia there is an offer on the internet of abortion pills without medical guarantees, which sometimes results in scams for false, adulterated medicines, incomplete doses or expired.

    There is also warning of the action of groups opposed to reproductive autonomy that harass people who go to medical centers where abortions are performed, they usually redouble their activity in March and September.

    Fundacion Orientame, November 2022
  2. Mifepristone in Colombia is only distributed by the private medical entity Profamila, neither public hospitals nor entities of the obligatory, contributory or subsidized health system administer it. It is not available in pharmacies and some women's organizations have access to it by managing it internationally.
    It is difficult to get Mifepristone in Colombia. Profamilia has agreements with some entities of the compulsory health regime and this can facilitate access, especially if the person seeking the service belongs to the subsidized regime. However, for those who do not have any health regime or are in non-urban territories, access continues to be very limited. Social organizations are the ones who support in many cases to access the medicine.

    Misoprostol in Colombia is administered by public and private medical entities, it is also distributed in pharmacies, in some cases with a prescription. Access is not entirely easy, there may be access barriers placed by health service providers or care in pharmacies, also in pharmacies it is very expensive. Our recommendation to get it in pharmacies is that the purchase be made by an older person.

    We recommend contacting feminist and social movement organizations to access secure and verified information. It is important to look for reliable sources about the self-induced medical abortion procedure as there is a lot of false information on the internet.

    Colectiva Sangrona, November 2022
  3. Mifepristone is only available with Profamilia, Orientame and Las Parceras. Outside of there it is not easily accessible and it is not found in pharmacies. Misoprostol is only available under prescription and in the health system. Access is difficult. Many scams and informal sellers that give inadequate doses at great costs.

    It is important not to buy from internet vendors or pharmacies that profit from desperation by requesting large sums for incomplete doses, the best is in safe clinics such as Profamilia or Orientarme. Also with Las Parceras to do it at home properly without risks. Those who pose as the Cytotec brand and have several Colombian web pages to sell, provide wrong doses at high costs without accompaniment and based on misinformation, they represent fraud and unsafe abortion.

    Las Parceras, November 2022


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Other Databases and Sources

These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.

  1. 02.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database:
  2. 25.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database:
  3. 05.08.2022/safe2choose:
  4. 25.08.2022/National Medicine Authority/database:
  5. National Medicine Authority; Mifepristone:
  6. National medicine authority; Misoprostol:
  7. 02.12.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection:
  8. 02.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map:

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