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Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion is permitted on request up to 8 weeks of pregnancy. It is permitted up to 16 weeks of pregnancy in cases of rape, incest, fetal impairment and intellectual or cognitive impairment of the woman or person. It is also permitted if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person's health, including mental or physical health. For these cases no limitation regarding the lengths of pregnancy is mentioned in the legal text.
Abortion seekers are required to go through mandatory counseling prior to abortion.
There is a mandatory waiting period of 48 hours in place before the abortion can be done.
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. So called conscientious objection cannot be practiced in cases where the life of the woman or pregnant person is at risk.
Despite abortion being permitted, abortion pills are not registered and an abortion with pills might not be available.
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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 not officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
Misoprostol is not registered
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.
- 02.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/guyana/
- 04.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://www.medab.org/advanced-search-multiple-results?country=417&commodity=all&brand=all#multiple-search-result
- National Medicine Authority:
- 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=GUY
Abortion Law: Guyana
Abortion is legal during the first 8 weeks of the pregnancy.
Guyana: Clinics and Organizations