Abortion in Benin

Abortion in Benin is only legal if the abortion will save the woman's life.[1] A select list of experts are allowed to examine a pregnancy to determine whether the only option for saving the woman's life is to induce abortion.[1]

Impact of strict abortion laws

Self-induced abortions have been growing in Benin, especially among students in high school or university, and the average age of abortion recipients is 19.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Abortion Policies: Oman to Zimbabwe. United Nations Publications. 2001. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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