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Abortion Laws and Policies
Abortion on request is not authorized. It is permitted up to 20 weeks in case of fetal impairment, intellectual or cognitive disability of the woman or if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person's physical or mental health or their life. The anguish caused by the unwanted pregnancy in the following situations is presumed to cause grave injury to the mental health of the pregnant woman where there has been failure of any device or method used by a married woman or her husband for the purpose of limiting the number of children.
Minors under the age of 18 are required to obtain parental or adult consent for an abortion.
Penal law criminalizes women and pregnant people for doing an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law. Abortion providers and any people assisting may be criminalized for an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law.
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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 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.
There is no data on regulations around the distribution of Mifepristone available.
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.
Mefipil (Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd)
Mistone (Novaduo Pharma)
MFT (Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
MTPill (Cipla Ltd)
Abo Pill (Cure Quick Pharmaceuticals)
Mifebort (Taj Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
Pregnot (Lupin Ltd)
Abortab (Bharat Serum & Vaccines Ltd)
Mifegest (Zydus Cadila)
Relezed (Zee Laboratories Ltd)
Cedate (Profic Organic Ltd)
Colestone (Coles Pharma)
Mifeprin (Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd)
T-Pill (Bestochem Formulations Ltd)
Elmif (Elder Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd)
Mifepro (HLL Lifecare Limited)
Termipil (Alkem Laboratories Ltd)
Empri (Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
Miferiv (East African (India) Overseas Ltd (A unit of East African Remedies), India)
Undo (FDC Limited)
Mefetrac (Fourrts Laboratories Pvt Ltd)
Mifty (Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd)
Unwanted (Mankind Pharma Ltd)
all 200 mg
Miso-Kare 200 mcg (Naari Pharma Pvt Ltd)
Misoprost 200 mcg (Cipla Ltd)
A-Kare, Misonac, Cytotog, Zitotec, MsKare, Misogest (WoW unconfirmed)
Mifeprin kit; 1 Mifepristone 200 mg, 4 Misoprostol 200 mcg; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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
- USD 7 – USD 10.
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.
- 15.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/india-copy/
- 09.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://medab.org/search?field_brand_name_target_id=All&field_country_of_sale_target_id=148
- 09.08.2022/safe2choose: https://safe2choose.org/abortion-information/countries/india
- 09.08.2022/National Medicine Authority: https://cdsco.gov.in/opencms/opencms/en/Home/
- National Medicine Databank: -
- 27.09.2022/howtouseabortionpill: https://www.howtouseabortionpill.org/abortion-laws-by-country/india/
- 15.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=IND
- 15.12.2022/Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-map
India: organizations and clinics
Abortion is legal in India. Mifepristone and Misoprostol is easily available…
India: Abortion Law
Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks under various circumstances.