When you are hiding your pregnancy, an abortion sometimes seems like the obvious solution. But that does not necessarily make it an easy choice. There are often considerable doubts associated with making a decision about an abortion. We therefore recommend that you get a support call.
The purpose of a support call before a possible abortion is to give you support and help you towards a clarification of the right choice for you.
How to get a free support call about abortion
Holdepunkt, which is Mødrehjælpen’s nationwide counselling service, offers independent and anonymous support calls. You can contact Holdepunkt’s counselling here at skjultgravid.dk. Call + 45 70 26 31 00 or go to the chat here.
What you need to do if you want an abortion
If you want to have an abortion, you must fill out a form from your doctor or another general practitioner of your choice.
If you are not connected to a doctor because you do not have a yellow medical card, please contact:
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In most cases, an abortion must be performed by the end of week 12
In Denmark, the deadline for abortion is 12 weeks. This means that you must obtain special permission if you want to have an abortion later than the 12th week of pregnancy.
You must apply for the right to a late abortion with the Abortion Council (Abortsamrådet). A late abortion may be permitted until the end of the 22nd week of pregnancy, if special circumstances dictate it. The reasons for this may be, for example, that your health will be in danger if you go ahead with the pregnancy, or that your situation means that you will not be able to take care of a child.
Who performs abortions?
An abortion will typically be performed in a hospital, but it is also possible to have an abortion with a private gynaecologist.
There are two kinds of abortions – medical abortion and surgical abortion. With the first, you can typically get it done at home and thus avoid hospitalisation if you are in the ninth week of pregnancy or earlier.
How much does an abortion cost?
Abortions performed in a public hospital or by a gynaecologist are free for women who have a Danish civil registration (CPR) number and a referral from their doctor.
If you do not have a yellow medical card organisations like The Red Cross, Reden International and Ami Ami can advise you on your options and rights, and help you have an abortion for free.
Read more about this option and find contact information on this page.