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Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion is permitted on request up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion is also permitted if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person's life. For this case no limitation regarding the lengths of pregnancy is mentioned in the legal text.
Abortion should be available free of charge through the public health care system. Penal law criminalizes women and pregnant people for doing an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law. Also Abortion providers and any persons assisting 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, this only applies if the necessary healthcare service is ensured for the patient.
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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 officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
There is currently no data available on whether or not a prescription is needed to get Mifepristone.
Mifepristone can be bought in hospital administration
Misoprostol is registered
A doctor's prescription may be required to get Misoprostol.
Misoprostol can be bought in pharmacy
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.
Mifepristone Linepharma 200 mg
Cytotec 200 mcg Pfizer ApS
Arthrotec 50 or 75 (200 mcg) **contains Diclofenac
Angusta 25 mcg
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.
- 08.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://www.medab.org/advanced-search-multiple-results?country=422&commodity=all&brand=all#multiple-search-result
- 09.08.2022/National Medicine Authority; Mifepristonehttps://serlyfjaskra.is/ShowResult.aspx?d=1&p=1&n=0&i=1&t=1&a=0&at=0&m=0&q=Mifepristonum+INN
- 09.08.2022/National Medicine Authority; Misoprostol: https://serlyfjaskra.is/ShowResult.aspx?d=1&p=1&n=0&i=1&t=1&a=0&at=0&m=0&q=Misoprostolum+INN
- 09.08.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/iceland/
- 21.08.2022/European Abortion Policies Atlas: https://europe.ippf.org/resource/european-abortion-policies-atlas
- 14.12.2022/REDAAS conscientious objection map: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-map
Icelandic law on abortion
Find out about the legal status of abortion in Iceland here
Abortion clinics and associations in Iceland
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