Abortion law Egypt

 

Abortion Law

The Penal Code of 1937 prohibits abortion. Article 61 grants an exception in cases of necessity which has typically been interpreted as to save a woman's life. Therefore abortion is illegal except to save the woman's life.

In some cases abortion has been performed to preserve the woman's health and in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. In these cases a physician must have approval from two specialists.

Information taken form United Nations website

Misoprostol Availability

Misoprostol sales have been restricted.

Facts

Indicator

Value (year)

Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ?

130 (2005)

Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) rural ?

65.8 (2005)

Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) urban ?

88.7 (2005)

Births attended by skilled health personnel difference urban-rural ?

22.9 (2005)

 

Penal Code