Abortion is legal in Mali under certain circumstances. The abortion pills can be purchased from pharmacies with a prescription, and surgical abortions are also available.
In Mali, therapeutic termination of pregnancy is allowed:
However, post-abortion care services are legal, though implementation and access remains mired by challenges.
The two types of post-abortion care services available in Mali are classified as:
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.
Post-abortion care services can be accessed at both government and private health facilities.
The two abortion pills that are available in Mali are:
Misoprostol and Mifepack are available in pharmacies, but cannot be sold without a prescription.
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://howtouseabortionpill.org/howto/
The following organizations may be able to provide safe abortion information and support in Mali: