Abortions in the Republic of Macedonia

Abortion in the Republic of Macedonia is legal at the request of a woman during the first ten weeks of pregnancy. After ten weeks, this procedure is allowed when the woman’s health or life is at risk, when the baby is expected to have serious defects if the pregnancy is the result of rape , or unfavorable circumstances affect women's health A woman and her husband should receive information on the possible harmful effects of terminating a pregnancy, as well as on the means to prevent Only an obstetrician-gynecologist in a medical institution that meets certain minimum standards has the right to perform a safeguard against unwanted pregnancy. Until 2013, a commission consisting of an obstetrician-gynecologist, general practitioner or specialist in internal medicine, and a social worker or psychologist should approve this procedure1 From the moment of adoption 2013 controversial anti-abortion law, an abortion request after 10 weeks must be submitted to the Ministry of Health. A woman seeking to complete this procedure , must confirm that she went through a consultation, informed her partner and met with a gynecologist2
The Abortion Act of 1977, adopted when Macedonia was part of Yugoslavia, remained almost unchanged until 20133 The Abortion Act of 2013 was adopted by an accelerated parliamentary a procedure that limited debate This step was criticized by six members of the European Parliament4 The opposition called it the restriction of women's rights5
The Macedonian government, relying on the Macedonian Orthodox Church, also carries out advertisements most abortion campaigns aimed at increasing the birth rate in the country6
At its peak in 1986, the number of abortions in the Republic of Macedonia was 70.6 per 1000 women aged 15-44 years. Their level fell after gaining independence to 28.5 in 1996 As of 2010, the number of abortions was 11.1 per 1000 women aged 15-44 years7
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↑ Law on the termination of pregnancy, 1972, as amended through 1995 Maced Harvard School of Public Health 1995 Archived June 5, 2012
↑ MPs pass law on Abortion June 10, 2013 Archived October 1, 2013
↑ TFYR of Macedonia // Abortion Policies: A Global Review - United Nations Population Division, 2002 - Vol Country Profiles - P 127-9
↑ Gaydazhieva, Stanislava FYROM new abortion law raises European concerns, New Europe 12 June 2013 Checked March 25, 2014
↑ Marusic, Sinisa Jakov Macedonia Adopts Controversial Abortion Law, Balkan Insight June 10, 2013 Verified March 25, 2014 ↑ Macedonia: State anti-abortion ad faces criticism November 26, 2013 Verified March 25, 2014
↑ World Abortion Policies 2013 United Nations 2013 Reviewed March 3, 2014
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