Legal | Abortion Pills | Local Organizations | Scam List
Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion is permitted on request up to 12 weeks. It is permitted up to 22 weeks in case of death of husband during pregnancy; if the woman or her husband are in prison; if the woman and her husband recognized as officially unemployed; if the woman is unmarried; in presence of a court decision on the deprivation or restriction of parental rights; in case of pregnancy after rape; if the women has the status of refugee or internally displaced people; in the presence of a child with a disability; if dissolution of marriage during pregnancy occurs and in case there are many children (4 or more children).
It is also permitted if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person's health or their life. For these cases, no limitation regarding the lengths of pregnancy is mentioned in the legal text.
Minors are required to obtain parental or adult consent for an abortion.
Abortion seekers are required to go through mandatory counseling prior to abortion.
Abortion providers may be criminalized for an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law.
Claim your rights
Access to abortion is a fundamental human right and a basic healthcare need. If you live in a country with restrictions to abortion access, you can visit Women on Web to request abortion pills or learn more about the local support and resources available in your country.
About Abortion Pills
An abortion with pills is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy at home. There are two ways to have an abortion with pills:
- Have an abortion with a pill called Mifepristone and another pill called Misoprostol;
- Have an abortion with the pill Misoprostol only.
You already have abortion pills? Find instructions, information around dosage, safety precautions and tips here.
Mifepristone is officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
There is currently no data available on whether or not a prescription is needed to get Mifepristone.
There is no data on regulations around the distribution of Mifepristone available.
Misoprostol is not registered
These are brand names under which Mifepristone, Misoprostol or Combi Packs (that contain both abortion pills Mifepristone and Misoprostol) are officially distributed and/or commonly found in the country.
Mifepristone, 200 mg (China Resources Zizhu Pharmaceutical Co Ltd)
Miropristone, 200 mg (Stada Pharmaceuticals)
Medabon: Mifepristone 200 mg tablet and Misoprostol 4 х 200 mcg
There are pills that contain a combination of Misoprostol and the painkiller Diclofenac. While manufactured for a different purpose they can still be used for abortion. Specific instructions need to be followed to avoid overdosing the Diclofenac.
Local Organizations and Resources
No local organizations.
Watch out for fake abortion clinics and sellers online. See or contribute to our list of scams & stay safe!
Other Databases and Sources
These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.
- 16.12.2011/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/kazakhstan/
- 16.12.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://medab.org/search?field_brand_name_target_id=All&field_country_of_sale_target_id=148
- National Medicine Authority: https://www.ndda.kz/
- National Medicine Databank: -
- 20.09.2022/Gynuity Mifepristone Country list: https://gynuity.org/assets/resources/biblio_ref_lst_mife_en.pdf
- 16.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=KAZ
- 16.12.2022/Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-map
Kazakhstan clinics and associations
Kazakhstan Association on Sexual and Reproductive Health (KMPA ) 243, Mukanova…
Abortion law Kazakhstan
Abortion is legal on request during the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy.