Abortion is legal in Togo under certain circumstances. Abortion pills can be purchased from pharmacies on prescription and surgical abortions are also available. The abortion pill usually costs between 3,500 XOF and 7,000 XOF.
In Togo, the voluntary termination of pregnancy is authorized when the pregnancy is the consequence of rape or an incestuous relationship. It is also permitted when the continuation of the pregnancy endangers the life and health of the pregnant woman or when there is a high probability that the fetus will have a particularly serious condition.
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 Togo 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.
Abortion pills can be bought at pharmacies at a cost of between 3,500 XOF and 7,000 XOF. The price depends on the brand, the location of the pharmacy, and the pharmacist himself. Surgical abortions also cost around 25,000 XOF to 75,000 XOF. The price depends on the clinic you go to. See below for safe and less expensive options.
The two abortion pills that are available in Togo 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 information and support on sexual and reproductive health in Togo: