Abortion is legal within first 16 weeks of pregnancy, after which exceptions are made to preserve health of mother and fetus


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  • Abortion law Iceland

    Legal abortion available since 1975. Abortion is legal up until 16 weeks of pregnancy. However, this limit does not apply in cases where the mother’s life or health is in jeopardy or if  foetal deformity is present. (UN Report 2011) The 1975 law states (translated): 8th Article: Abortion under this… Read more »

  • Iceland clinics and associations

    Primary Health Care of the Capital Area operate fifteen health clinics and four additional specialized centres in Reykjavik and vicinity. The health care clinics offer various medical and nursing services. The health clinic's activities are directed towards neighborhood services and are… Read more »