Updated: 2022-12-20 Legal | Abortion Pills | Local Organizations | Community Comments | Scam List
Abortion Laws and Policies
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Access to abortion is a fundamental human right and a basic healthcare. If you live in a country where access to abortion is restricted, you can get abortion pills through Women on Web.
Abortion on request is not authorized. It is permitted for the purpose of providing necessary treatment to the woman or person or if the pregnancy endangers their life. No limitation regarding the lengths of pregnancy is mentioned in the legal text.
Penal law criminalizes women and pregnant people for having an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law. 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. However, medical practitioners and providers are obligated to refer individuals to another provider if they refuse service. So-called conscientious objection cannot be practiced if the life of the woman or pregnant person is at risk.
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 or contact the Women on Web Help Desk Team to guide you through the process at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mifepristone is not officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
There is currently no data available on whether or not Misoprostol is registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
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.
Safety notice: 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. Please find more info in our FAQ to avoid overdosing the Diclofenac.
Cost of Abortion Pills
These are comments about the estimated cost of abortion pills in your country.
- "Misoprostol cost is: 140 Pakistan Ruppee"
- Muhammad Aslam Peace Foundation Pakistan - November 2022
The actual costs of abortion pills are often difficult to determine, vary and change over time. Fill out our questionnaire to add and share your experience.
Organizations and Resources
- Women on Web
Abortion pill access by mail
- Peace Foundation Pakistan
Suhaili Hot line.
Information, Consultation and referral services for getting Misoprostol and usage of Misoprostol
Social Outlets Retail: Safe abortion pills and self-injected method for injection for FP in 120 rural desert areas of three districts (60 villages per districts).
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Other Databases and Sources
These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.
- 20.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/pakistan/
- 01.09.2022/National Medicine Authority: https://www.dra.gov.pk/
- 08.09.2022/National Medicine Databank: https://public.dra.gov.pk/rd/HTMLClient/default.htm
- 20.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=PAK
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Pakistan clinics and organisations
Misoprostol is available under the brand names called: Miso, Cytopan, ST Mom®.
Abortion law Pakistan
Abortion is only permitted to save the health or the life of the woman.
Access to Misoprostol is very difficult in rural areas, Women & girls in the rural desert area of Sindh have limited access & poor information on self-managed abortion with pills & self-injected methods for family planning.Poverty and restrictions on mobility preclude women from traveling, Pharma companies have low interest to supply abortion pills in rural areas, because of low demand. Additionally, the judgmental and stigmatizing attitude of pharmacist’s community and service providers and high cost of abortion are major barriers for women of our area. There is a need for safe self-administered menstrual health regulation and family planning." Muhammad Aslam Peace Foundation Pakistan - November 2022