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1952-2002: IPPF and the World- 50 Years: The history of the International Planned Parenthood Federation throughout the world for the last 50 years. IPPF has been involved in protecting reproductive rights in all the major situations involving reproductive rights all over the globe.

IPPF Country Profiles: These are very comprehensive profiles of numerous countries' demographics, family planning organizations and current status of individual rights.

Chart of Nation's Current Abortion Availability Alphabetically:
The following is a table of the current state of abortion law by individual countries. Actual access to abortions may vary significantly on the basis of geography, income and cost, health care, social factors, and other issues. Many jurisdictions also place other restrictions on abortion access, including waiting periods, the provision of information, the assent of multiple doctors and spousal or parental notification.

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• Yes - Legal
• No - Illegal
• * - Legal during 1st trimester only (exact date may vary)
• # - Legal during 1st and 2nd trimester only (exact date may vary)
• Restricted - Legal but subject to significant restrictions
• Varies - Varies by region
• ? - Information is unavailable or the law is too ambiguous

Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Afghanistan Yes No No No No No No
Albania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Algeria Yes # # No No No No
Andorra Yes No No No No No No
Angola * No No No No No No
Antigua * No No No No No No
Argentina Yes Yes ? ? No No No
Armenia # # # # # # *
Australia Yes Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Austria Yes Yes Yes * Yes * *
Azerbaijan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes *
Bahamas Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No
Bahrain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bangladesh Yes * * * * * *
Barbados Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Belarus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Belgium Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Belize Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Benin Yes No No No No No No
Bhutan ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Bolivia Yes Yes ? Yes No No No
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Botswana Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Brazil Yes No No Yes No No No
Brunei Yes No No No No No No
Bulgaria Yes # * * Yes * *
Burkina Faso Yes Yes Yes * Yes No No
Burundi Yes Yes ? No No No No
Cambodia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cameroon Yes Yes ? Yes No No No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cape Verde Yes Yes Yes * Yes * *
Central African Republic Yes No No No No No No
Chad Yes No No No No No No
Chile No No No No No No No
China Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colombia Yes No No No No No No
Comoros Yes Yes ? No No No No
Congo (Brazzaville) Yes No No No No No No
Congo (Kinshasa) Yes No No No No No No
Cook Islands Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Costa Rica Yes Yes ? No No No No
Croatia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cuba Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cyprus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Czech Republic # # * * # * *
Denmark Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Djibouti Yes ? ? No No No No
Dominica Yes No No No No No No
Dominican Republic Yes No No No No No No
Ecuador Yes Yes ? Restricted No No No
Egypt Restricted No No No No No No
El Salvador No No No No No No No
Equatorial Guinea Yes Yes ? No No No No
Eritrea Yes Yes ? No No No No
Estonia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ethiopia Yes Yes ? No No No No
Fiji Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes No
Finland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
France Yes Yes Yes * Yes * *
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Gabon Yes No No No No No No
Gambia Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Georgia # # # # # # *
Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ghana Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Greece Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grenada Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Guatemala Yes No No No No No No
Guinea-Bissau Yes * * * * * *
Guyana Yes * * * * * *
Haiti Yes ? No ? ? No No
Honduras Restricted No No No No No No
Hungary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Iceland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
India Yes Yes # # # # No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Indonesia Yes No No No No No No
Iran Yes No No No No No No
Iraq Restricted No No No Restricted No No
Ireland Yes No No No No No No
Israel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Italy Yes Yes Yes * Yes * *
Jamaica Restricted Restricted Restricted No No No No
Japan # # # # # # No
Jordan Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Kazakhstan # # # # # # *
Kenya Restricted Restricted Restricted No No No No
Kiribati Yes No No No No No No
Kuwait Restricted Restricted Restricted No Restricted No No
Kyrgyzstan # # # # # # *
Laos Yes No No No No No No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Latvia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lebanon Yes No No No No No No
Lesotho Yes No No No No No No
Liberia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Libya Yes No No No No No No
Liechtenstein Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Lithuania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Luxembourg Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted No
Macedonia (F.Y.R.) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Madagascar Yes No No No No No No
Malawi Restricted No No No No No No
Malaysia * * * No No No No
Maldives Restricted Restricted No No No No No
Mali Yes No No No No No No
Malta No No No No No No No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Marshall Islands Restricted No No No No No No
Mauritania Yes No No No No No No
Mauritius Yes No No No No No No
Mexico * No No * No No No
Micronesia Yes No No No No No No
Moldova Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes *
Monaco Yes No No No No No No
Mongolia Restricted Restricted * * * * *
Morocco * * * No No No No
Mozambique Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Myanmar Yes No No No No No No
Namibia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Nauru Restricted Restricted Restricted No No No No
Nepal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Netherlands Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Nicaragua Yes ? No No No No No
Niger Yes No No No No No No
Nigeria Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Niue Yes ? ? No No No No
North Korea Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Norway Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oman Yes No No No No No No
Pakistan Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Palau Yes No No No No No No
Panama Yes Yes No * Yes No No
Papua New Guinea * * * No No No No
Paraguay Yes No No No No No No
Peru Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Philippines Yes No No No No No No
Poland Yes Yes * * * No No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Portugal * * * * * No No
Qatar Yes Yes Yes No Restricted No No
Romania Yes Yes * * * * *
Russia # # # # # # *
Rwanda Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Saint Kitts Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Saint Lucia Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Samoa Yes Yes Yes No No No No
San Marino Yes No No No No No No
São Tomé and Príncipe * No No No No No No
Saudi Arabia Restricted Restricted Restricted No No No No
Senegal Yes No No No No No No
Serbia and Montenegro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seychelles * * * * * No No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Sierra Leone Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Singapore Yes Yes Yes # # # #
Slovakia # # * # # * *
Slovenia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solomon Islands Restricted No No No No No No
Somalia Yes No No No No No No
South Africa # # # # # # *
South Korea Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted Restricted
Spain Yes Yes Yes * # No No
Sri Lanka Yes No No No No No No
Sudan Yes No No No Yes No No
Suriname Yes No No No No No No
Swaziland Yes No No No No No No
Sweden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
Syria Restricted No No No No No No
Tajikistan # # # # # # *
Tanzania Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Thailand Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Togo * ? ? ? ? No No
Tonga Yes No No No No No No
Trinidad and Tobago Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Tunisia * * * * * * *
Turkey Restricted Restricted Restricted * Restricted * *
Turkmenistan # # # # # # *
Tuvalu Yes No No No No No No
United Arab Emirates Restricted No No No No No No
Uganda Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Ukraine # # # # # # *
United Kingdom # # # No # # No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand
United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Varies
Uruguay Yes Yes * * No * No
Uzbekistan # # # # # # *
Vanuatu Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Vatican City No No No No No No No
Venezuela Yes No No No No No No
Vietnam Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yemen Yes No No No No No No
Zambia Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Zimbabwe Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Country To Protect Mother's Life Physical Health Mental Health Rape Fetal Defects Socio-economic factors On Demand

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