Updated: 2022-12-04 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 is permitted in case of rape across the country. The gestational limits for rape vary at state level. Abortion on request is permited up to 13 weeks in Mexico City, Oaxaca, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Coahuila, Baja California, Colima, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Baja California Sur, and Quintana Roo.
In Mexico, abortion laws and regulations vary at state level. For updated state-level data across the country, please see: https://andar.org.mx/aborto-legal/
Minors under 12 years are required to obtain adult consent for an abortion in Jalisco, Hidalgo and Chiapas.
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.
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 officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
A doctor's prescription may be required to get Mifepristone.
Mifepristone can be bought in pharmacy distribution
Misoprostol is officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
It is registered for gynecological indications (such as birth, miscarriage treatment or abortion care etc.)
A doctor's prescription may be required to get Misoprostol.
Misoprostol can be bought in 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.
Mefaprix, 200mcg (Linepharma)
Zacafemyl, 200 mg (3 tablets)
Cytotec, 200 mcg (28 tablets)
Taneciprol, 200 mcg (12 tablets)
Cyrux, 200 mcg (28 tablets)
Generic, 200 mcg (28 tablets)
Combo; 3 Mife 200mg, 12 Miso 200 mcg (Mife: Linepharma; Miso: China Resources Zizhu Pharmaceutical Co Ltd)
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.
- From $ 16 to $ 30 USD per pill
- From $ 1.03 to $ 4.88 USD per pill (Mife)
- Misoprostol is around $400-$1500 Mexican pesos, depending on the brand, the box with 28 tablets. Mifepristone is around $800 pesos for a single tablet. - Di RAMONA, Hidalgo, Mexico - November 2022
- Misoprostol box with 28 pills $7500 Mexican pesos, $ 650 Mexican pesos combo of 4 misoprostol pills and 1 mifepristone. - Red Asaleas - November 2022
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Organizations and Resources
- Di RAMONA
Accompaniment in safe abortion, visibility of lesbian and bisexual women, prevention and care of sexual violence and fight against HIV stigma
Di RAMONA fights for free sexualities without stigma for a happier and more loving world. They accompany decisions and doubts about safe abortion, sexual dissidence, HIV and prevention of child sexual abuse in the state of Hidalgo.
771 473 7942
- Fondo MARIA
Financial, emotional and logistical support to women, trans men and non-binary people who are undergoing an abortion and need access to information, accompaniment or safe abortion services.
Hotline: 5552435054 or 8008327311 Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm (Mexico City time)
Social networks @fondomariamx - Not for contacting, only info.
- Red Asaleas
Sexual and reproductive rights.
Autonomous accompaniments, feminists with a psychosocial perspective.
4436858623, 4434962209, 4431094307, 4434804491 (Active lines may vary by season)
- Red Necesito Abortar Mx
Accompaniment of safe abortions at home, economic support and transfers to access abortion, accompaniment in cases of sexual violence, accompaniment to vulnerable groups, women and pregnant people in street situations, migrants, indigenous people, post-abortion, mental health. Accompaniment to women and pregnant people internationally, mainly in the United States.
Accompaniment free of stigma. They have a space called "La Abortería" so that women can abort accompanied.
- Voces de Mujeres en Acción, A. C.
Accompaniment to women who need to have an abortion due to malformations, or due to sexual violence.
81 3090 5177
- Legal Termination of Pregnancy Services of the Mexico City Ministry of Health
Information on services, clinic addresses, requirements and schedules.
Private clinic that provides comprehensive abortion care
- Psychological, Sexological and Educational Care Unit for Personal Growth A.C.
Sexual and reproductive health, safe abortion, mental health, domestic violence.
Feminist organization that works on Human Rights issues, particularly Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Facebook: unasse ac
- Infórmate y Decide
Information, advice and access to safe abortion and contraceptive methods
Web page that provides information on legal/voluntary interruption of pregnancy (ILE / IVE) in Latin America and in the world seeking to reduce access barriers: Informative, through the chat available 12 hours a day, from Monday to Saturday (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm Colombia time) and Geographic with health professionals distributed throughout the country.
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Other Databases and Sources
These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.
- 04.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/mexico/
- 31.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://www.medab.org/advanced-search-multiple-results?country=464&commodity=all&brand=all#multiple-search-result
- 31.08.2022/safe2choose: https://safe2choose.org/abortion-information/countries/mexico
- 31.08.2022/National Medicine Authority: https://www.gob.mx/cofepris/en
- National Medicine Databank: -
- 04.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=MEX
- 04.12.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection
Mexico: Clinics and Organizations
You can call + (52) 7559800548 for more information about safe abortion…
Abortion Law Mexico
Abortion is legal in the Federal District of Mexico City, the state of Oaxaca…
Misoprostol is easy to get In pharmacies, most of the time without the need for a prescription. It is important to ask in several pharmacies until finding where they sell it or if possible, ask a man to come and request it. If all else fails, it is possible to approach feminist support networks that might have medicine to donate and/ or mobilize.
Abortion is legal, safe and free in the state of Hidalgo.
Di RAMONA - Hidalgo, Mexico - November 2022
Having an elderly person or a man go to buy them can facilitate access to the medicine. Ordering them through pharmacies that have online sales is also an option.
Outside the public services that provide abortion care in Mexico City there are vans with people who offer "information" about abortion, these people belong to anti-rights groups that seek to scare or make people who come to abort, lose their place in line to receive their care sheet or provide them with false information about the procedures. In the same way, they offer the performance of ultrasounds that are generally altered with images of more weeks of gestation so that the person thinks that they will no longer be able to receive care in the services.
Fondo MARIA - Mexico D.F. - November 2022
Misoprostol is available in pharmacies, and is sold without a prescription. It is easily accessible.
Red Necesito Abortar, Mexico - November 2022
Misoprostol is available in pharmacies without a prescription.
It is sold over the counter, it is available in pharmacies, supermarkets, however some pharmacists ask for a prescription or do not sell it to young women.
Psychological, Sexological and Educational Care Unit for Personal Growth A.C. - November 2022