For emergencies, call 113
Om du befinner deg i en krise eller har livstruende skader bør du ringe 113
In Norway, women have the right to abortion on demand until 12 weeks of gestation (until week 11+6). If you are 16 years or older you may call directly to the hospital to arrange an appointment without referral from any doctor or nurse. When the procedure is performed at the hospital it is free, and there are also other free health services that offer information and counseling regarding choices related to pregnancy and abortion. Amathea.no (https://www.amathea.no/en/) is a free health service if you are pregnant and uncertain.
Two types of abortion
There are two types of abortion; medically and surgically, depending on the gestation of your pregnancy. Gestational age is taken from the first day of your last menstrual period, i.e. not from the time of sexual intercourse/fertilization. The earliest time for abortion is week 6. If you are more than 12 weeks pregnant, you must apply to a special medical assessment board.
Written by: General Practitioner Anne Marte Ladim.
Last updated: 20. March 2020
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