Abortion in Philippines

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The Philippines abortion law is among the strictest in the world. Abortion is illegal under all circumstances and there are no explicit exceptions. Nonetheless, because of high levels of unintended pregnancy, abortion is common in the country.[1]

Is Abortion Legal in the Philippines?

Abortion is illegal in the Philippines, under the Revised Penal Code of 1930.

What Types of Abortion are Available in the Philippines?

MVA, D&C is available only as post-abortion care.

What is the abortion rate in the Philippines? How Many Women Have Abortions?

Projections that were based on the national abortion rate in 2000 (the most recent available) and that took into account population increase estimated that 560,000 abortions occurred in 2008 and 610,000 abortions took place in 2012.

Abortion with Pills (Medical Abortion) in the Philippines

Are the Abortion Pills (Mifepristone and Misoprostol) Available in the Philippines?

Abortion pills are not sold legally in the Philippines. Misoprostol is registered in the Philippines for the treatment of a range of medical conditions. [2]

How Late Into a Pregnancy Can the Abortion Pills Be Used?

You may be able to get a medication abortion up to 13 weeks after the first day of your last period. If it has been 78 days or more since the first day of your last period, you can have an in-clinic abortion to end your pregnancy.

Do I Need a Prescription for Mifepristone? Misoprostol?

A prescription is needed for Misoprostol.

What Brands of Abortion Pill Are Popular in the Philippines?

Popular abortion pills brands in the Philippines are Cytotec and Mifepristone.

Cytotec abortion pills in Vietnam
Misoprostol tablets for abortion in China

How Much Do the Abortion Pills Cost in the Philippines?

0 weeks – 2 months: Php 3400
3 months and above – Price varies on how many months

0 weeks – 2 months: Php 5200
3 months and above – Price varies on how many months

Who Can I Contact for More Information on Abortion in the Philippines?

For more information about post-abortion care, please contact https://likhaan.org/

In-Clinic Abortion in the Philippines

What are the Different Types of in-Clinic Abortion Procedures Available in the Philippines?

Through the Department of Health Administrative Order No 2016 – 0041, the following are the available post-abortion care services available: Dilation & Curettage, Manual Vacuum Aspiration, Uterotonics.

Where Can I get a Manual Vacum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion in the Philippines?

Manual Vacuum Aspiration can be provided as post-abortion care by any nurse, midwife, obstetrician-gynaecologist and general practitioners.

How Much Does Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Cost in the Philippines?

Manual Vacuum Aspiration costs Php 11, 000.00[3]

How to get further information?

For additional information and support, you can get in touch with our trained multilingual female counselors



by the safe2choose team and supporting experts at carafem, based on the 2019 recommendations by Ipas, and the 2012 recommendations by the WHO.