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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Concluding Observations:

None

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

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Switzerland

Aargau (Switzerland)

Appenzell Ausserrhoden (Switzerland)

Appenzell Innerrhoden (Switzerland)

Basel-Landschaft (Switzerland)

Basel-Stadt (Switzerland)

Bern (Switzerland)

Fribourg (Switzerland)

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Graubünden (Switzerland)

Jura (Switzerland)

Luzern (Switzerland)

Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Nidwalden (Switzerland)

Obwalden (Switzerland)

Schaffhausen (Switzerland)

Schwyz (Switzerland)

Solothurn (Switzerland)

St Gallen (Switzerland)

Thurgau (Switzerland)

Ticino (Switzerland)

Uri (Switzerland)

Valais (Switzerland)

Vaud (Switzerland)

Zug (Switzerland)

Zurich (Switzerland)

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

Switzerland

Aargau (Switzerland)

Appenzell Ausserrhoden (Switzerland)

Appenzell Innerrhoden (Switzerland)

Basel-Landschaft (Switzerland)

Basel-Stadt (Switzerland)

Bern (Switzerland)

Fribourg (Switzerland)

Genève (Switzerland)

Graubünden (Switzerland)

Jura (Switzerland)

Luzern (Switzerland)

Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Nidwalden (Switzerland)

Obwalden (Switzerland)

Schaffhausen (Switzerland)

Schwyz (Switzerland)

Solothurn (Switzerland)

St Gallen (Switzerland)

Thurgau (Switzerland)

Ticino (Switzerland)

Uri (Switzerland)

Valais (Switzerland)

Vaud (Switzerland)

Zug (Switzerland)

Zurich (Switzerland)

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

Switzerland

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Aargau (Switzerland)

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Appenzell Ausserrhoden (Switzerland)

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Appenzell Innerrhoden (Switzerland)

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Basel-Landschaft (Switzerland)

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Basel-Stadt (Switzerland)

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Bern (Switzerland)

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Fribourg (Switzerland)

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Genève (Switzerland)

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Graubünden (Switzerland)

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Jura (Switzerland)

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Luzern (Switzerland)

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Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

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Nidwalden (Switzerland)

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Obwalden (Switzerland)

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Schaffhausen (Switzerland)