Termination of Pregnancy and Abortion in Colombia

Information on who to contact and how to proceed in the event of an unwanted pregnancy. Also information on family planning clinics and emergency contraception in Colombia...

Colombia has very restrictive abortion laws, which leads to many women having an illegal abortion, threatening their life and health.

Since 2006, the right to an abortion (Interrupción Legal y Voluntaria del Embarazo - ILVE) is a fundamental right recognized by the Constitutional Court in Colombia. An abortion can only be carried out in the following circumstances:

  • When the life or health of the pregnant woman is in danger
  • When the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest
  • When there are malformations of the foetus that are incompatible with life outside the uterus

Family Planning

Profamilia provides family planning and sexual health services in Colombia. Services include contraception, fertility treatments and breast examinations. It also provides dedicated services for young people in the country.

Emergency contraception (the morning after pill) is available in Colombia.

  • Find more information about this pill on the Dia Despues website