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Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion on request is not authorized.
It is permitted up to 16 weeks in cases of sexual assault, when pregnancy which is the result of crime against freedom and sexual self-determination. It is alsopermitted if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person's life, their mental or physical health or when there are strong reasons to believe that the foetus is unviable. For these cases, no limitation regarding the lengths of pregnancy is mentioned in the legal text.
Minors under the age of 16 are required to obtain parental or a relative adult consent for an abortion.
A police report is required in cases of rape.
There is a mandatory waiting period of 3 days in place before the abortion can be done.
Penal law criminalizes women and pregnant people for doing an abortion outside of the conditions specified in the law. Abortion providers and people who assists may be criminalized if they perform an abortion outside of the conditions specified in the law.
Medical practitioners and providers have the right to refuse abortion services based on personal beliefs.
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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.
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Mifepristone is not officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
Misoprostol is registered
It is registered for gynecological indications (such as birth, miscarriage treatment or abortion care etc.)
There is currently no data available on whether or not a prescription is needed to get Misoprostol.
There is no data on regulations around the distribution of Misoprostol available.
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.
Avertiso 200 mcg, (Acme Generics LLP)
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.
- 10.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/angola/
- 30.09.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://medab.org/search?field_brand_name_target_id=All&field_country_of_sale_target_id=171
- 30.09.2022/safe2choose: https://safe2choose.org/abortion-information/countries/angola
- 30.09.2022/Gynuity Map: https://gynuity.org/assets/resources/mapmiso__en_2021-10-29-145231.pdf
- 30.09.2022/National Medicine Authority: https://minsa.gov.ao/ao/
- National Medicine Databank:
- 10.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=AGO
- 10.12.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-map
Angola: Clinics and Organisations
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