Timeline - Abortion Pill Approval Year by Country

Events

China

1988

First country to approve mifepristone

France

1988

Great Britain

1991

Sweden

1992

Germany

1999

Luxembourg

1999

Spain

1999

Denmark

1999

Austria

1999

Finland

1999

Switzerland

1999

Greece

1999

The Netherlands

1999

Israel

1999

Belgium

1999

United States

2000

Russia

2000

Montenegro

2000

Ukraine

2000

Norway

2000

Serbia

2000

Taiwan

2001

South Africa

2001

Only sub-Saharan country with approval

New Zealand

2001

Tunisia

2001

Only North African country with approval

Latvia

2002

Azerbaijan

2002

Belarus

2002

Uzbekistan

2002

India

2002

Available under medical supervision, not prescription

Georgia

2002

Vietnam

2002

Estonia

2003

Guyana

2004

Moldova

2004

Albania

2005

Mongolia

2005

Hungary

2005

Australia

2006

Portugal

2007

Armenia

2007

Romania

2008

Germany

2008

Italy

2009

Canada

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