Prague in Depth: Health - Abortion

Get to know the Czech health system

Abortion is legal in the Czech Republic through the first trimester.

After 12 weeks, the request will need to be reviewed by a medical committee before it can be approved, and once gestation is into the second trimester, abortion is only permitted if the woman's health or life is in danger, or if there is evidence of fetal impairment.

For a woman between the ages of 16 and 18, her legal guardian must be notified, and present if she is under 16.

Mifepristone (RU-486), a pill which induces abortion, is not approved for use in the Czech Republic but is available in Germany and Austria.

"Morning-after" emergency contraception pills are available here, but only with a prescription, which could be problematic because they need to be taken within 72 hours to be effective.

Video on YouTube

Related articles

Facebook comments

Burrito Loco Spálená

Tasty Fresh Mexican fast food in Prague

Norbert’s donuts

Superb Donuts in the heart of Prague

Ristorante Casa de Carli

Authentic Italian cuisine in Prague

T.G.I. Friday's (Anděl)

A true legend in the restaurant industry - TGI Friday's

Canadian Medical – Hadovka

Nothing is more important than your health!

Canadian Medical – Walter

Nothing is more important than your health!

Prague Yoga Collective

Prague Yoga Collective offers Yoga classes in English for...


PragueMonitor.com

Prague’s # 1 source for Czech news in English…


PragueConnect.cz

Expat and Czech Business Professional Network


Tschech.News

German Language Info Service