Identified policies and legal sources related to abortion:

  • Reproductive Health Act
  • General Medical Health Act
  • Constitution
  • Criminal / Penal Code
  • Civil Code
  • Ministerial Order / Decree
  • Case Law
  • Health Regulation / Clinical Guidelines
  • EML / Registered List
  • Medical Ethics Code
  • Document Relating to Funding
  • Abortion Specific Law
  • Law on Medical Practicioners
  • Law on Health Care Services
  • Other
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Persons who can be sanctioned:

  • A woman or girl can be sanctioned
  • Providers can be sanctioned
  • A person who assists can be sanctioned

List of ratified human rights treaties:

  • CERD
  • CCPR
  • Xst OP
  • 2nd OP
  • CESCR
  • CESCR-OP
  • CAT
  • CAT-OP
  • CEDAW
  • CEDAW-OP
  • CRC
  • CRC:OPSC
  • CRC:OPAC
  • CRC:OPIC
  • CMW
  • CRPD *
  • CRPD-OP
  • CED **
  • Maputo Protocol
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Abortion at the woman's request

Country or Region

Republic of Korea

Legal Ground and Gestational Limit

Country
Economic or social reasons
Foetal impairment
Rape
Incest
Intellectual or cognitive disability of the woman
Mental health
Physical health
Health
Life
Other

Republic of Korea

Additional Requirements to Access Safe Abortion

Country
Authorization of health professional(s)
Authorization in specially licensed facilities only
Judicial authorization for minors
Judicial authorization in cases of rape
Police report required in case of rape
Parental consent required for minors
Spousal consent
Ultrasound images or listen to foetal heartbeat required
Compulsory counselling
Compulsory waiting period
Mandatory HIV screening test
Other mandatory STI screening tests
Prohibition of sex-selective abortion
Restrictions on information provided to the public
Restrictions on methods to detect sex of the foetus
Other

Republic of Korea

No data

Clinical and Service-delivery Aspects of Abortion Care

Country
National guidelines for induced abortion
Methods allowed
Country recognized approval (mifepristone / mife-misoprostol)
Country recognized approval (misoprostol)
Where can abortion services be provided
National guidelines for post-abortion care
Where can post abortion care services be provided
Contraception included in post-abortion care
Insurance to offset end user costs
Who can provide abortion services
Extra facility/provider requirements for delivery of abortion services

Republic of Korea

No data
No data
No data
No data

Conscientious Objection

Country
Public sector providers
Private sector providers
Provider type not specified
Neither Type of Provider Permitted
Public facilities
Private facilities
Facility type not specified
Neither Type of Facility Permitted

Republic of Korea

Concluding Observations By Country

Concluding Observations issued by respective treaty bodies and selected extracts related to abortion.

Country
CAT
CEDAW
CERD
CESCR
CRC
CRPD
HRC
IE HAIT
SR HEALTH
SR TORTURE
SR VAW
WG-DWLP

Republic of Korea

Penalties

Country specific information regarding abortion related penalties. Information regarding penalties has been presented in English only; this information is not based on an official translation. Please review the source documents provided.

Country
Penalties deconstructed
Penalties for woman
Penalties for provider
Penalties for person who assists
Secondary additional considerations/judicial discretion
Penalties for non-consensual abortion and or negligence

Republic of Korea

Indicators

Country specific information related to sexual and reproductive health indications. As data for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators related to sexual and reproductive health become available, these will be provided, through periodic updates.

WHO Indicators

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Additional Reproductive Health Indicators