The law in thailand teenagers with unwanted pregnancies have to terminate their pregnancies outside recognized medical institutions there have been many discussions on both the advantages and disadvantages of legalizing abortions this paper gives some opinions about performing legalized abortions and sex. Under thai law, only abortions of pregnancies that result from incest or rape or endanger the lives of the mothers are legal the events have reopened a debate in thailand over the legality and morality of abortion on saturday, prime minister abhisit vejjajiva said, “longstanding social values must be. In thailand abortion is illegal apart from in the following cases: to save a legal procedure has to be followed in order to get the necessary paperwork to submit to the doctor the planned parenthood association of thailand has a number of clinics throughout the country and can give advice on family planning issues. Viii + 284 pages, 15 figures, 52 tables abortion: medical progress and social implications -(ciba foundation symposium 115) 1 abortion i series 3634'6 rg734 printed in d b paintin legal abortion in england and wales 4 discussion 12 discussion 63 abortion in thailand and sweden: health services and. People's attitudes are the major obstacle for thai society, abortion is a sin, she says the prime minister, abhisit vejjajiva, has ruled out any legal changes, saying that the current laws are good enough thai advocacy groups like women's health advocacy foundation point out that liberalising abortion. Thailand abortion is only legal if it is considered necessary for the sake of the woman's health or if she becomes pregnant as a result of a criminal offence women are not permitted to have an abortion for economic or social reasons or if the child is likely to be born with a disability but according to the un,. Legality of abortion in thailand it is undeniable that the issue needs great consideration as a country with buddhism as its primary religion, abortion is not legally accepted except in the aforementioned instances hence, move to allow the same to be legal has become a continued clamor for those in favor.
Although abortion is legal in thailand for a number of indications, women from burma residing in thailand are rarely able to access safe services we evaluated the outcomes of a community-based distribution program that provides migrant, refugee, and cross-border women from burma with evidence-based information. This october 6 story changes headline to 'possible' from 'legal' to reflect no change to existing law, amends para 1 to reflect ruling does not change current guidelines, adds details in para 6-7)by amy sawitta lefevrebangkok (reuters) - predominantly buddhist thailand will allow abortion in cases with. Access to safe and legal abortion is an important aspect of women's health care abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed in the united states the risk associated with childbirth is approximately fourteen times higher than abortion over 90% of abortions in the united states are performed. You can find my personal abortion story in cambodia here with other readers experiences in thailand according to the latest stats abortion is legal but the restrictions are incredibly tight: 1) to save the life of the mother 2) if the pregnancy is the result of rape or an act of incest (only within the first six.
Under thai law, abortion is legal only when the pregnancy threatens the woman's health or results from rape or incest under revised regulations recently issued by the medical council of thailand, “health” includes mental/emotional as well as physical considerations the determination that a woman. The first petition asks the thai department of health to clarify, publicize, and provide accurate information about abortion, which is safe and legal in thailand to help women understand the legality and more easily and safely access abortions the second petition demands that the state council and the constitutional court. This study provides the first large-scale hospital-based survey of abortion in thailand and estimate of the abortion ratio to live births the numbers are of course an underestimate since women who had an abortion but had no access to.
From complications of unsafe abortion in thailand, abortion is legal if performed by a physician for the health of the woman and for a pregnancy resulting from sexual crimes(1) the abortion law was last amended in 1956 when this clause was inserted, prior to that time, abortion was illegal in all circumstance the existing. In the 1930s, several countries (poland, turkey, denmark, sweden, iceland, mexico) legalized abortion in some special cases (pregnancy from rape, threat to mother's health, fetal malformation) in 1948 abortion was legalized in japan, 1952 in yugoslavia (on a limited basis), and 1955 in the soviet union (on demand. Abortion is illegal in south korea but women are demanding change more than 235,000 people signed a petition, posted on september 30 on the presidential office website, that calls for the government to legalize abortion and that should include access to mifepristone, an abortion-inducing drug. Thailand grounds on which abortion is permitted: to save the life of the woman yes to preserve physical health yes to preserve mental health yes rape or incest yes foetal impairment no economic or social reasons no available on request no additional requirements: a legal abortion must be performed by a.
The project “induced abortion : nationwide survey in thailand”, has been conducted to collect a wide variety of information on abortion (gestation 28 weeks) entering hospitals with symptoms related to spontaneous or induced abortion, also included were women who had legal medical reasons for induced abortion. Women's lack of access to legal abortion is a major contributing factor to high rates of worldwide maternal mortality and morbidity in thailand, after decades of failed attempts by parliament to relax restrictions on abortion, the thai medical council issued regulations under thai law that interpret the. And the thai national health program will also pay more to care for these suffering women from complications arising from unsafe abortion montri pekanan, head of the planned parenthood association of thailand, also says the procedure's legal status is endangering women we get so many women at. If they both agree that abortion is done in good faith on behalf of the woman or the fetus, termination of pregnancy can be done currently legal abortion can only be performed at the family planning association or hospitals as published in the gazette you can attend the following clinics for help or referral.
Thailand there was intense public debate throughout the 1980s and 1990s over legal abortion reform these debates portrayed abortion as un-buddhist and anti-religious abortion opponents ultimately labeled it as a form of western corruption that was inherently anti-thai and threatened the. The overall objective of this exercise is to map the legal situation of abortion in the countries of the world health organization's (who) south-east asia region ( sear), namely bangladesh bhutan, the democratic people's republic (dpr) of korea, india, indonesia, maldives, myanmar nepal, sri lanka, thailand and. Pregnant woman, air travel, birth control, pregnancy termination, condom, contraceptive pill, religious aspect, legal abortion and teen pregnancy in thailand.
Live births abortions, reported includes legal reported induced abortions abortions, residents, in country only includes reported abortions obtained within the country by residents only abortions, residents, obtained abroad includes reported abortions by country residents obtained in other countries. Reprod health matters 2004 nov12(24 suppl):147-56 induced abortion in thailand: current situation in public hospitals and legal perspectives warakamin s(1), boonthai n, tangcharoensathien v author information: (1)reproductive health division, department of health, ministry of public health, thailand abortion is. In contrast, legal restrictions on abortion are less severe in thailand unchanged since 1957, section 305 of the thai criminal code permits induced abortion if the pregnancy endangers the health of the woman or if it resulted from a criminal offense in recent years, the thai medical council has defined the ambiguous term.