The abortion law in Senegal is both restrictive and unclear. Although the country’s criminal code completely prohibits pregnancy termination, Article 35 of the Code of Medical Ethics of Senegal allows an abortion if three doctors testify that the procedure is necessary to save a pregnant woman’s life.

The abortion pill Misoprostol is available under the brandname Misoclear

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  • Abortion law Senegal

    Facts In a community-based study in Senegal, estimates of maternal mortality ratio in three regions ranged from 436 to 852 per 100,000 live births. Two-thirds were due to direct obstetric causes, the commonest being haemorrhage. source:  Trop Med Int Health.  2002 Jun;7(6):499-505. Levels and… Read more »

  • Senegal clinics and organisations

    Misoprostol is available as Misoclear. Marie Stopes operates Blue star clinics Patti d'Ore Builders by the pedestrian overpass facing the Autoroute     Africa & Middle East Coordination Office
 Groupe de Recherche sur les Femmes et les Lois au Senegal (GREFELS) PO BOX 5330, Dakar Fann Read more »