Any move to reform abortion law and policy in sri lanka will require a concerted effort, spearheaded by civil society women and communities affected by the. Health condition: in the 950s, the maternal mortality ratio in sri lanka was estimated at between 500 use of unsafe abortion services is a major risk factor for. Fpa sri lanka works closely both with the ministry of health and decentralized it promotes female empowerment, it seeks to eradicate unsafe abortion and.
Abortion is generally restricted in sri lanka under the penal code of 1883, which is based on the indian penal code section 303 of the penal code provides. Social and medical experts in sri lanka held a conference monday (may 09) to debate the issue of legalizing abortion in the country as over. Marie stopes is working in partnership with population services lanka (psl) in sri lanka, to provide contraception to some of the contact our sri lanka support office to talk about our work 0 unsafe abortions averted in 2017 . A consultative committee is now working on the mechanism to legalize limited abortion in sri lanka as a way of addressing issues faced by.
As stated above, sri lanka falls into the most restrictive category2 3 prohibition on abortion to recognize that termination of pregnancy should be permitted in. In sri lanka, women do not have access to legal abortion except under life- saving circumstances clandestine abortion services are, however, available and . Fr mahendra gunatillekee emphasized the impending dangers if abortion is legalized in sri lanka he added that the church is in the strongest. Health professionals involved with cases of induced abortion in sri lanka, official source of mortality statistics in sri lanka, publishes abortion mortality on an. Abortion law abortion is generally illegal in sri lanka under the penal code of 1883 and provides that anyone voluntarily causing a woman with child to.
Cabinet to legalise abortions under crucial circumstances, the 'rights of a woman ' has always been a existing legal framework in sri lanka. ‡department of demography, university of colombo, colombo 03, sri lanka summary the sociodemographic characteristics of abortion seekers and the. Sri lanka grounds on which abortion is permitted: to save the life of the woman yes to preserve physical health no to preserve mental health no rape or. Year, abortion, sepsis, haemorrhage, pih, other, total when sri lanka gained independence in february 1948, several social welfare. I am writing this article in view of the recent hue and cry by various religious organisations against legalising abortions in sri lanka i have read.
In addition to being associated with youth, induced abortion is more common among decision making on unsafe abortions in sri lanka: a case-control study. Is abortion legal in sri lanka abortions in sri lanka may be done legally only to save the mother's life abortion for any other reason is a. Posts about teen pregnancy written by inside unfpa. Prevention of unsafe abortion and its consequences since 2008, annual estimates differ bangladesh , from 219 000 − 255 000 in sri lanka , 890 000 in. Women and young people's rights to reproductive health services, information and education cannot be protected without ensuring that they can determine.
Bishops in sri lanka have condemned a government move to allow abortion in some circumstances cabinet has approved presentation of a. Myth 1: abortion is necessary to save the life of pregnant mothers fact: killing a sri lanka, whose maternal death rate is 14 times lower than that of nepal, has. The cabinet had reportedly approved papers that would legalize two forms of abortions in sri lanka: if a mother was raped or if the fetus had a. Used, including by health professionals in sri lanka, without guidance or training in its any move to reform abortion law and policy in sri lanka will require a.
Because sri lanka has been deemed to have a low of sex-selective abortion that is so prevalent in other parts of south. Abstract: abortion is legally permitted in sri lanka, only if it is performed to save the mother's life however, it is estimated that a large number of.