Abortion law Slovakia


Law 73, 23 October 1986, effective January 1987 and amended through Law N° 419/1991.

Abortion is legal on demand until 12 weeks of pregnancy. After which exceptions are made in case of 

  • If the woman’s life or health is endangered
  • If the healthy development of the fetus is endangered
  • If foetal development manifests genetic anomalies

Women under 16 must receive permission from parent or guardian. Women between 16-18 must notify parent/guardian after procedure. 

Medical abortion not registered and thus unavailable. 

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