Abortion is legal in Kenya if it is in accordance with chapter 26(4) of the Kenyan constitution (2010).Abortion pills can be purchased in a Kenyan chemist if one has a prescription and surgical abortions are available in hospitals. Abortion pills generally cost between Ksh. 800 to Ksh. 3000.
Abortion in Kenya is legally restricted. However under Kenyan constitution 2010 Article 26(4), there are exceptions when:
Kenya provides both medical and surgical abortion services. For medical abortion (MA), a combination of two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol is used. Surgical procedures that are available are Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) and Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)v
In Kenya a legal abortion can be performed by:
The price of a safe abortion in Kenya depends on the type as well as the provider. Abortion with pills can cost between Ksh. 3,000 to Ksh. 10,000 while surgical abortion can cost between Ksh.5,000 to Ksh. 20,000.
There are two types of abortion pills available in Kenya.
Mifepristone is a drug that blocks a hormone called progesterone that is needed for a pregnancy to continue. Ma Kare is a brand name for a drug that combines both misoprostol and mifepristone Misoprostol can be used after mifepristone to encourage a complete medical abortion. Miso Kare is a type of pill that contains only Misoprostol. We have more information on misoprostol and mifepristone usage here https://www.howtouseabortionpill.org/howto/
Misoprostol (Cytotec) and/or the combination of Misoprostol and Mifepristone (Medabon) can be bought from pharmacies in Kenya; however, an accompanying prescription may be required. Prices will vary between pharmacies.
Most pharmacists that sell the pills do not often provide proper instructions on eligibility, dosage and usage for a medical abortion. Please refer to the following page on our website for comprehensive instructions on how to use the abortion pill: https://www.howtouseabortionpill.org/howto/
Below are the most common brand name for abortion pills in Kenya.
This what the Ma-kare abortion pills look like
This what the Miso-kare abortion pills look like
This what cytotec abortion pills look like
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