Abortion in mostly illegal, restricted and highly stigmatized in Indonesia which forces many women to resort to seeking unsafe abortions. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world and has one of the highest unsafe abortion rates globally.
Abortion is mostly illegal in Indonesia. However, there are exceptions depending on specific circumstances according to the Government Regulation No. 61 passed in 2014 supported by the Ministry of Health’s regulation No. 3 passed in 2016 which allows for abortions if the women’s life is in danger or within the first 40 days of pregnancy if a woman becomes pregnant because of rape.
If the specific circumstances according to Indonesian law are met, the services available are:
Only obstetrician-gynecologists and medical doctors can perform safe abortions.
Safe abortion services are provided in designated public hospitals in Indonesia provided the circumstances stated above are met.
According to the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Country Profile on Indonesia states that safe abortion services in the public hospitals in the country range from Rp. 300,000 to Rp. 2,000,000 (approx. 30 to 200 USD).
Although abortion pills are legally sold in Indonesia, this is how Nosprostol looks like:
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