Abortion law Kazakhstan
Order N°687 of the Ministry of Health, July 2001: “On medical reasons and regulations of abortion in
the Republic of Kazakhstan”; Law on reproductive rights, signed in June 2004
Up to 12 weeks:
From 12 weeks up to 22 weeks:
Social grounds which include:
Death of husband during pregnancy
Confinement of woman or her husband
Unemployment of woman or husband
If the woman is unmarried
Deprivation or limitation of parental rights
If the woman has refugee or forced migrant status
Disabled child in the family
Divorce during pregnancy
4 or more children in the family
If there are medical indications threatening the life of the pregnant woman, with her consent
Consultation with a doctor required
Clinical laboratory tests
Parental consent required for minors (under 16)
Abortions can only be performed in hospitals having a state license, operative unit, and a
department of intensive care
The drugs for medical abortion are registered in Kazakhstan. The average costs of the drugs are:
Mifepristone 200 mg N 1: 1970 KZTg (US $16.4)
Misoprostol 0.2 N 3: 390 KZTg (US $3.25)
These drugs are available in pharmacies, but medical abortions are only performed in Almaty city in
the RH centre (pilot site). There are no regulations on the state level and clinical protocols are not
Information above has been retrieved from the official IPPF website. Full text can be found here.
The UN country report, link.
WHO Maternal Mortality Statistics, link.
UNICEF Maternal Health Statistics, link.