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Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion on request is not authorized. It is permitted up to 22 weeks of pregnancy if pregnancy endangers the woman or person's life or health.
Penal law criminalizes women and pregnant people for having an abortion outside of the conditions specified in the law. Abortion providers and people who assists may be criminalized for 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.However, medical practitioners and providers are obliged to refer individuals to another provider if they refuse service.
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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.
You already have abortion pills? Find instructions, information around dosage, safety precautions and tips here.
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.)
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.
Cytotec, 200 µg (28 tablets). Pfizer
Mystol, 200 µg (30 tablets). Markos
Cytofine, 200 µg (28 tablets). Medrox Corporation
Misoprolen, 200 µg (30 tablets). Intipharma
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.
This is the estimated cost of abortion pills in your country. Please reach out if your experience has been different from the information available here.
Cost of Abortion Pills
- $0.82 – $1.17 USD per pill
- From 10 soles to 200 soles per tablet, according to references from our users.
- Centro Familia Sana. Rosa Castañeda Gamarra- Founder - November 2022
Local Organizations and Resources
- Centro Familia Sana
An organization that offers educational, clinical and research services in Sexual and Reproductive health for 30 years in Cajamarca.
Centro Familia Sana: Jr. El Milagro 153 San Martín de Porras, Cajamarca, Peru.
- 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.
- 02.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/peru/
- 04.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://www.medab.org/advanced-search-multiple-results?country=490&commodity=all&brand=all#multiple-search-result
- 05.08.2022/safe2choose: https://safe2choose.org/abortion-information/countries/peru
- 29.08.2022/National Medicine Authority: https://www.digemid.minsa.gob.pe/
- National Medicine Authority; Mifepristone:
- National medicine authority; Misoprostol:
- 02.12.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-map
- 02.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=PER
Peru: Clinics and Organizations
Misoprostol is easily available under the brand names Cytotec, Cytofyne
Abortion Law: Peru
Abortion is only permitted to save the life of the woman, to preserve physical…
There are many places (pharmacies, doctor's offices, various people) where desperate women are scammed either with costs, misinformation about dosages, intervals and information, resulting many times without the desired effect and surprising women with unwanted late pregnancies. We even know of places where they are sexually blackmailed by offering them misoprostol, as a result of the illegality that affects the most vulnerable women.
Centro Familia Sana. Rosa Castañeda Gamarra- Founder - November 2022