Abortion is a right in Argentina, governed by Law 27610.
According to its article 4, the voluntary interruption of pregnancy can be carried out until week 14 inclusive, without question. After this period, the pregnant person can only access an abortion in the following cases:
Manual Aspiration needs to be performed by a health professional. Dilation and Curettage needs to be performed by a doctor. And an abortion with medications needs to be prescribed by a doctor.
According to law 27610, abortion can be performed in any hospital or clinic. In the event that they refuse to carry out the procedure due to conscientious objection, article 11 of the law establishes that it is the institution's obligation to refer you to another health center with similar characteristics that does carry out the termination of pregnancy. In addition, the procedures and costs associated with the referral and transfer of the patient are in charge of the health facility that denies the provision of abortion in the first place.
All organizations that provide medical-assistance services must offer comprehensive and free coverage for practicing abortions. This implies that diagnostic practices, medications and support therapies are included in the National Program for Quality Assurance of Medical Care and in the Compulsory Medical Program (PMO) with full coverage.
For now, only misoprostol is legally available. In general they are indicated as vaginal pills, but they can also be administered with the same effectiveness sublingually.
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