Termination of pregnancy
This page contains questions and answers about the legislation on termination of pregnancy (abortion) and the related legislative amendments that entered into force on 1 September 2023.
Provisions on the conditions for terminating a pregnancy are laid down in the
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has also issued a decree laying down provisions on the forms that must be used when terminating a pregnancy.
The latest decree amending the decree on forms made the forms comply with the legislative amendments that entered into force on 1 September 2023.
- Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Amending the Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Forms Concerning Abortion and Sterilisation (624/2023)
Women seeking to end their pregnancy can contact public healthcare services in their wellbeing services county or, if they so wish, private healthcare services.