Termination of pregnancy


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The Act relating to the termination of pregnancy gives you the right to demand an abortion before the end of the twelfth week of gestation (84 days). You can apply for an abortion on your own. You do not need a referral from a general practitioner; you can directly contact a hospital that has a gynaecology ward.

When you contact a doctor, health care centre or hospital, they will need to know the date of the first day of your last menstrual period. You do not need to justify your choice, and it is up to you whether to receive counselling or advice.

Your doctor will inform you of how the procedure will be performed and any complications that may arise.

Your doctor will also give you information about support offered by the community if you would like.


You will make the final decision, provided that the procedure can take place before the end of the twelfth week of pregnancy and there are no compelling medical reasons not to do so.


Lover og retningslinjer

Section 2 of the Act relating to the termination of pregnancy.



Rules and regulations




Your doctor will assess the length of the pregnancy. If the procedure can be performed before the end of the 12th week of pregnancy, your doctor will immediately send the application for termination of pregnancy to the hospital or clinic that will be performing the procedure. Your doctor will also carry out necessary medical examinations, prepare a written summary of clinical findings and other relevant and necessary medical information and send the outline to the hospital or institution along with your application.


The hospital or institution that is approved for performing abortions will process applications for termination of pregnancy and perform any procedures as quickly as possible.



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Updated:2018-08-17 10:41
Gyldig fra2018-08-01
Gyldig til2020-12-31