In Chad, a legal abortion is only authorized under very specific conditions specified by the law on reproductive health. Access to abortion pills in a pharmacy is conditioned by the holding of a prescription. Surgical abortions are also available.
In Chad, voluntary termination of pregnancy is only legal in the following cases and on the prescription of an advisory group of doctors after receiving the opinion of a judge:
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 Chad 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 Chad are:
Misoprostol and Mifepak 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 information and support on sexual and reproductive health in Chad: