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Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion is permitted on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. It is permitted up to 22 weeks of pregnancy for economic or social reasons, in cases of fetal impairment, rape, incest, intellectual or cognitive disability of the woman or if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person’s mental or physical health. It is also permitted if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person’s integral health or their life. For these cases, no limitation regarding the lengths of pregnancy is mentioned in the legal text.
Abortion is available free of charge through the public health care system.
Abortion providers may be criminalized for an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law.
Medical practitioners and providers have the right to refuse abortion services based on personal beliefs. So-called conscientious objection cannot be practiced if the life of the woman or pregnant person is at risk.
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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.
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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.
Mifepristone can be bought in no pharmacy distribution
Misoprostol is registered
It is registered for gynecological indications (such as birth, miscarriage treatment or abortion care etc.)
Misoprostol can be bought in no Pharmacy distribution
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.
Mifegyne 200mg Exelgyn
Mifepristone Linepharma 200 mg
Misodel 200 mcg (Ferring Läkemedel AB)
Arthrotec 50 (200 mcg) **contains Diclofenac
Angusta 25 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.
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Other Databases and Sources
These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.
- 08.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://www.medab.org/advanced-search-multiple-results?country=483&commodity=all&brand=all#multiple-search-result
- 09.08.2022/National Medicine Authority; Mifegyne: https://www.legemiddelsok.no/sider/default.aspx?searchquery=%20Mifepriston
- 09.08.2022/National Medicine Authority; Misoprostol: https://www.legemiddelsok.no/sider/default.aspx?searchquery=%20Misoprostol
- 27.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/norway/
- 23.08.2022/European Abortion Policies Atlas: https://europe.ippf.org/resource/european-abortion-policies-atlas
- 27.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=NOR
- 27.12.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-m
Norwegian law on abortion
Find out about the legal status of abortion in Norway here
Abortion clinics and associations in Norway
Abortion is legal on request until week 12.
It is possible to have an abortion…