According to the Law 21.030, abortion in Chile is authorized only in three cases:
If the requirements of any of the above cases are met, it will be evaluated which method will be used to carry out the termination of pregnancy. This will depend on the cause invoked, the gestational age, the health conditions of the woman and the conditions of the embryo.
The methods used are: through the use of medications (misoprostol or mifepristone + misoprostol) or by manual vacuum aspiration.
The MVA must be performed by a medical professional or an obstetrician-gynecologist trained in MVA technique.
Medical abortion must be prescribed by a doctor and will be administered to the patient in the same health facility.
However, some organizations also provide useful information and guidance on questions related to abortion in Chile. Such is the case of the organization “Con las amigas y en la casa” (“With friends and at home”).
You can go to a public health facility or a private clinic, where it will be evaluated if the interruption of the pregnancy is appropriate.
If they refuse to carry out an abortion, alluding to a conscientious objection, they have the obligation to refer you to the nearest health service.
The cost of abortion for any of the causes indicated by law, will depend on the health plan (FONASA or ISAPRE) of the applicant.
In the case of FONASA, the public system, the costs vary:
In the case of ISAPRE, it will depend on your health plan and the percentage of coverage it offers.
Abortion pills, such as misoprostol, are only authorized for intrahospital use.
Its sale is prohibited by criminal and administrative regulations. However, it can be bought in informal sites.
No, its commercialization, distribution and acquisition outside the hospital environment is prohibited.
However, it is possible to obtain it through the informal market.
The online sale of the pills is not authorized. Although these are likely to be sold online, this sale is illegal and punishable by law.
Some organizations you can reach out for more information are:
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