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Is abortion legal in Indonesia?

Abortion is legally restricted in Indonesia. However, there are exceptions depending on specific circumstances according to the Government Regulation No. 61 passed in 2014 supported by the Ministry of Health’s regulation No. 3 passed in 2016:

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What are the different abortion services available?

If the specific circumstances according to Indonesian law are met, the services available are:

  • Medical Abortion (MA)
  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)
  • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
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Who can perform abortions in Indonesia?

Only obstetrician-gynecologists and medical doctors can perform abortions.

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Where can I go for abortion services?

Abortion services are provided in public hospitals provided the circumstances stated above are met.

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What is the cost of an abortion?

The Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) country profile on Indonesia states that services in the public hospitals range from Rs. 300,000 to Rs. 2,000,000 (approx. 30 to 200 USD).

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Who can I contact for additional information and support?

Under the current laws in Indonesia, MA pills are legally restricted. However, misoprostol is available in the Indonesian market.

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