Abortion in Thailand

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

In Thailand abortion is illegal apart from in the following cases:

  1. To save the mother's life.
  2. To preserve the mother's physical or mental health.
  3. If the pregnancy is a result of an offence such as rape, incest, forced prostitution, or seduction of a girl under 15.

Only a fully qualified medical practitioner is allowed to carry out the termination and it is not available at all hospitals. A legal procedure has to be followed in order to get the necessary paperwork to submit to the doctor.

Family Planning

The Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand has a number of clinics throughout the country and can give advice on family planning issues.

In the 1960s the Thai government introduced a successful family planning policy that continues to this day. The Population and Community Development Association (PDA) is a Non-Governmental Organisation that offers a wide variety of services including family planning to help the poor in rural areas in Thailand.