Termination of pregnancy (abortion)

In Switzerland, terminations are permitted up to a limit of 12 weeks following the first day of your last period.

Once this date has passed, a termination can only be carried out if a medical professional demonstrates that it is necessary to prevent a grave risk of physical harm or severe psychological distress to the pregnant woman.

Abortions may be carried out using medication (up to the ninth week) or by vacuum aspiration.

Terminations are refunded by basic health insurance policies following deduction of the excess and a further 10% of the fees due, irrespective of termination chosen.

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