In Mongolia, abortion is fully permitted and available upon request during the first three months of pregnancy. This means that, during this time, all reasons for abortion are permitted, including: to save the life of the pregnant person, to preserve physical health, to preserve mental health, if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, if there is risk of fetal impairment, economic or social reasons, or if the pregnant person simply requests an abortion. After three months of pregnancy, an abortion is permitted if the pregnant person is suffering from an illness that threatens the health of the mother or fetus, if the woman is under sixteen years old or over forty-five years old (and she requests an abortion), if the pregnancy is due to rape or incest, or if the pregnant person suffers from a mental disorder. In these cases, the approval of a family member or spouse is required. According to Article 36, Health Law of Mongolia (1998), an abortion should "be performed only in the facilities that meet the requirements and be performed by medical doctors who have been certified" and "the regulations related to abortion in article 36.1 should be approved by the central government administrative body in charge of health issues."