Abortion in Myanmar is highly restricted and permitted only to save the life of the woman. Post abortion care services can be provided at primary and secondary health care centres and facilities. These services can cost anywhere between 70 – 300 USD (99418 MMK - 426080 MMK)
While abortion is generally illegal, the Myanmar Government has drafted the Protection and Prevention of Violence Against Women (PoVAW) bill . It includes -
However, imprisonment of up to 3 years and/or a ﬁne will be subjected against any individual who performs an abortion, including women who induce their own abortion and any doctor who performs an abortion risks losing his/her license.2
Myanmar provides both medical abortion and surgical abortion services.
Post Abortion Care (PAC) services are available at public facilities, however, many women either do not seek the services due to stigma and quality and safe access to PAC services remains a challenge.3
In Myanmar, post abortion care services can be provided by:
The Ministry of Health of Myanmar issued a Post Abortion Care Reference Manual in 2015 discussing the necessary steps in order to provide a quality post abortion care. Post abortion care services can be provided at primary and secondary health care Centres and facilities.5
The price of an abortion in Myanmar depends on the type of abortion as well as the provider. Post abortion care services can cost anywhere between 70 – 300 US Dollars (99418 MMK - 426080 MMK)
Misoprostol alone is available under the brand name Miso-Fem.
Misoprostol is available at pharmacies in the country (because it can be used for other therapeutic purposes) but access to this medicine is heavily regulated.
The most common brand name for abortion pills in Myanmar is Miso-Fem. This is what the Miso-Fem abortion pill looks like:
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