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Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion on request is not authorized. It is permitted up to 22 weeks of pregnancy if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person's life.
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.
Medical practitioners and providers have the right to refuse abortion services based on personal beliefs.
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Access to abortion is a fundamental human right and a basic healthcare need. If you live in a country with restrictions to abortion access, you can visit Women on Web to request abortion pills or learn more about the local support and resources available in your country.
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.
You already have abortion pills? Find instructions, information around dosage, safety precautions and tips here.
Mifepristone is not officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
Misoprostol is registered
It is registered for gynecological indications (such as birth, miscarriage treatment or abortion care etc.)
There is currently no data available on whether or not a prescription is needed to get Misoprostol.
There is no data on regulations around the distribution of Misoprostol available.
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.
Cytotec, 200 mcg
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. Specific instructions need to be followed to avoid overdosing the Diclofenac.
Local Organizations and Resources
- Entre Nosotras
Accompaniment in self-managed safe abortions with medication
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Other Databases and Sources
These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.
- 02.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/venezuela/
- 31.08.2022/National Medicine Authority: http://www.inhrr.gob.ve/index.php
- 31.08.2022/National Medicine Databank: http://www.inhrr.gob.ve/ef_aprobadas.php
- 02.12.2022/ Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=VEN
- 02.12.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-map
Venezuela: Clinics and Organizations
Misoprostol is difficult to get (brands Arthrotec and Cytotec)
Abortion Law: Venezuela
Abortion is only permitted to save the life of the woman.
Misoprostol is available only in hospitals. and in some pharmacies. It is difficult to get it outside the public health system."
Entre Nosotras - December 2022