Abortion has been legal in Vietnam since 1975. In 1989, the Law on Protection of People’s Health stated, Women have the rights to have abortion; to receive gynecological diagnosis and treatment; and health check-up during pregnancy; and medical service when giving birth at health facilities.
Vietnam provides both medical as well as surgical abortion services. For medical abortion (MA), a combination of two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol is used. Surgical procedures that are available are Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) and Dilation and Evacuation (D&E). The services are available under the following circumstances:
Medical doctors, obstetricians and gynecologists and college level midwives trained in MVA (Manual Vacuum Aspiration) and MA (medical abortion by pill) can perform abortions in Vietnam.
Abortion services are widely available both at public and private health facilities across Vietnam. According to the Ministry of Health 2016 National Guidelines on SRH services, abortion services can be provided at any health facility certified by the Provincial Health Department. It is recommended that women seek pre-abortion counseling in certified health facilities.
According to Vietnamese law, it is legally restricted to buy abortion pills at a pharmacy.
Certified pharmacist can only dispense abortion pills if there is a valid prescription or order slip provided by a certified doctor or health provider.
There are several resources and helplines available for Indonesia that answers your queries. They are as follows:
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