Currently, in Mexico is possible to access safe abortion services. Although the legislation is differentiated according to the State, throughout the country it is possible to request a legal interruption of pregnancy if you were a victim of rape. In addition, in Mexico City and Oaxaca, it is possible to access a voluntary abortion during the first 12 weeks of gestation in a free, safe and voluntary way. In addition to this, it is necessary to mention that, in all the states of the Mexican Republic, there is a presence of at least one feminist group of accompaniment in safe abortion willing to provide information for accessing safe abortion services.
In Mexico City (since 2007) and in Oaxaca (since 2019), abortion is legal, safe, free and voluntary during the first 12 weeks of gestation.
If you were a victim of rape in any part of the country, it is important that you know that ALL women, girls and teenagers in Mexico have the right to access a legal, safe and free abortion in ALL states of the country. Under the protection of NOM-046 that regulates all health centers in Mexico, health personnel are obligated to provide abortion services under the concept of good faith to victims of rape who provide written request of the victim under protest of telling the truth and without the requirement of a criminal complaint involved. There should not be a maximum of weeks for the application of this rule.
Within the states of the Mexican Republic, access to a safe abortion is differentiated in each of its 32 states, this is because each state has a different penal code that contemplates different legal grounds for accessing an abortion:
Abortions in Mexico can be carried out by registered health professionals such as:
There are options for all budgets. To some of these places, women will have to travel to Mexico City or Oaxaca.
In Mexico, the price of abortion services varies depending on the type of abortion and the center of care. While in the government (public) facilities listed in the CDMX Health Secretariat they provide free abortion services.
In private clinics:
Depending on where you are, these are the legal and safe medications for safe abortion. Just remember that it is important to follow accurate guidelines so that you do not harm yourself. When possible, is highly recommended to consult your doctor.
In almost all Mexican pharmacies you can buy Misoprostol without a medical prescription. If a pharmacy does not sell them to you, you can ask in another pharmacies until you find one where they sell it. There are generic and patent brands with variable prices that can range from approximately $ 500 Mexican pesos to $ 3,500 Mexican pesos. Both generic and patent brands are highly effective. There are even several pharmacies that provide home services.
Mifepristone can only be purchased with a medical prescription at some pharmacies.
There are various brands available. Pfizer's Cytotec is the patent brand, but there are several known generic presentations. Here are some of those presentations:
And this is what Mefaprix, the brand used for mifepristone, looks like:
You can contact the following medical centers and organizations, by phone or directly on their websites: