Abortion Laws in Guinea

Abortion is legal in Guinée under certain circumstances. The abortion pills can be purchased from pharmacies with a prescription, and surgical abortions are also available.

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Is abortion legal in Guinea?

In Guinea, abortion is legal to save the life of the mother or in the case of early pregnancy, rape, incest, and when a fetus has a serious conditions. In this case, the abortion must be authorized by medical specialists, who will justify their decision in a report. It can only be performed by a doctor in a suitable public or private institution.

However, post-abortion care services are legal, though implementation and access remains mired by challenges.

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What are the different post-abortion care services available in Guinea?

The two types of post-abortion care services available in Guinea are classified as:

  • Medical methods: Using pills, such as Misoprostol (Cytotec, Mifegyne); and
  • Surgical methods: Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA).
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Who can provide post-abortion care services in Guinea?

Legal abortion services can be performed either by a gynecologist, general practitioner, or midwife. Untrained providers can often cause more harm than good. In addition, religious, social and provider stigma deter many women from seeking out these services.

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Where can I go for post-abortion care services in Guinea?

Post-abortion care services can be accessed at both government and private health facilities.

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What abortion pills are available in Guinea?

The two abortion pills that are available in Guinea are:

  • Misoprostol, which is available under the brand name Cytotec;
  • Mifepristone, which is available under the brand name Mifegyne; and
  • Mifepristone, in association with Misoprostol, is available under the brand name Mifedia, 200MCG CPR B/4 + 200MG CPR B/1.

MIFEDIA 200MCG CPR B/4 + 200MG CPR B/1

  • Misodia, 200MCG CPR B/4. Price 1 900 XOF

MISODIA 200MCG CPR B/4

  • Misofem, 200MCG CPR B/4.

MISOFEM 200MCG CPR B/4

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Where can I buy abortion pills in Guinea?

Misoprostol and Mifepristone are available in pharmacies, but cannot be sold without a prescription.

Note:

Some pharmacists might sell the abortion pills without a prescription; however, they do not often provide proper instructions on eligibility, dosage, and usage. Please refer to the following page on our website for comprehensive instructions on how to use the pill: https://www.howtouseabortionpill.org/howto/

Who can I contact for additional abortion information and support in Guinea?

The following organizations may be able to provide information and support on sexual and reproductive health in Guinea:

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