Abortion Laws in Togo

Abortion is legal in Togo under certain circumstances. Abortion pills can be purchased from pharmacies on prescription and surgical abortions are also available. The abortion pill usually costs between 3,500 XOF and 7,000 XOF.

Safe and secureIs abortion legal in Togo?

In Togo, the voluntary termination of pregnancy is authorized when the pregnancy is the consequence of rape or an incestuous relationship. It is also permitted when the continuation of the pregnancy endangers the life and health of the pregnant woman or when there is a high probability that the fetus will have a particularly serious condition.

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

Safe and secureWhat are the different post-abortion care services available in Togo?

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

  • Medical methods: Using pills, such as Misoprostol (Cytotec, Misoclear); and
  • Surgical methods: Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA).

Safe and secureWho can provide post-abortion care services in Togo?

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 deters many women from seeking out these services.

Safe and secureWhere can I go for post-abortion care services in Togo?

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

Safe and secureWhat is the cost of a legal abortion in Togo?

Abortion pills can be bought at pharmacies at a cost of between 3,500 XOF and 7,000 XOF. The price depends on the brand, the location of the pharmacy, and the pharmacist himself. Surgical abortions also cost around 25,000 XOF to 75,000 XOF. The price depends on the clinic you go to. See below for safe and less expensive options.

Safe and secureWhat abortion pills are available in Togo?

The two abortion pills that are available in Togo are:

  • Misoprostol is available under the brand names Miso-Fem, Misoclear and Cytotec.
  • Mifepristone, in association with Misoprostol, is available under the brand name Mifepack.

Safe and secureCan I buy abortion pills in Togo?

Misoprostol and Mifepack 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/

Safe and secureWhat do abortion pills look like in Togo?

Mifepack Abortion Pill

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

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