Abortion in Slovenia

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Abortion in Slovenia was legalized in its current form (in Slovenia and the other former Yugoslav republics) on October 7, 1977.[1][2]

Abortion is available on-demand for women whose pregnancies have not exceeded the tenth week. Minors require parental consent before undergoing an abortion unless the minor is already emancipated and earning her own living.[1] After Slovenia earned its independence from Yugoslavia, an amendment was made to the abortion law in 1992 allowing doctors to exempt themselves from performing abortions if they disagree with the practice for religious reasons.[1]

In 2009, 18% of pregnancies in Slovenia ended in abortion, down from a peak of 41.6% in 1982.[3] As of 2009, the abortion rate was 11.5 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44 years.[4]

Mifepristone (medical abortion) was registered in 2013.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Abortion Policy - Slovenia
  2. ^ ICMA - Laws on Abortion - Slovenia Archived 2010-07-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Historical abortion statistics, Slovenia
  4. ^ "World Abortion Policies 2013". United Nations. 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)