Abortion Laws in the Thailand

Safe and secureIs abortion legal in Thailand?

Thailand’s abortion law was modeled from 19th century European legislation. In 1957, there was an amendment that allowed abortion in certain cases. Abortion services are legally restricted in Thailand and are only conditionally allowed under the following circumstances:

  • Abortion is allowed to save the life of the woman
  • Abortion is allowed to preserve physical health
  • Abortion is allowed to preserve mental health
  • Abortion is allowed in cases of rape
  • Abortion is allowed in cases of fetal impairment

Safe and secureWhat are the different abortion services available in Thailand?

Abortion services in Thailand are primarily medical abortion; Mifepristone and Misoprostol are utilized to terminate pregnancy provided that the conditions are met. In addition to medical abortion, surgical abortion methods that are used are dilation and curettage, early vacuum aspiration, and manual vacuum aspiration.

Safe and secureWho can perform abortion services in Thailand?

Fully qualified medical practitioners are the primary providers that are legally allowed to perform an abortion. Moreover, prior to the abortion service, necessary paperwork, which is obtained through a legal procedure, needs to be submitted to the doctor. In addition, NGOs may also provide abortion services.

Safe and secureWhere can I go for abortion services in Thailand?

Both the private and public sector provide abortion services. The following are the list of clinics in Thai that provide abortion services:

Safe and secureHow much does an abortion service cost in Thailand?

The cost depends on where the abortion service is going to take place. Abortion services done in a public sector facility costs up to $100. On the other hand, abortion services done in a private sector facility costs $60-500. Another aspect that affects the cost of the procedure is the length of the pregnancy at the time of the abortion.

Safe and secureWho can I contact for additional abortion information and support in Thailand?