Abortion in Bahrain

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Abortion in Bahrain is legal upon request, upon authorization by a panel of physicians.[1] By the Penal Code of 1976, abortion is only illegal in Bahrain when it is self-induced which subjects the pregnant woman to up to six months in prison, or when it is performed without the woman's consent, which merits up to ten years' imprisonment.[1]

The United Nations reported an abortion rate of 11.1 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44 as of 2002.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Bahrain". Abortion Policies: A Global Review (DOC). United Nations Population Division. 2002. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  2. ^ "World Abortion Policies 2013". United Nations. 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2017.