The type of abortion procedure you can have depends on how many weeks pregnant you are. Some medical conditions also affect the types of treatment we can offer you.
You will be medically assessed before you can be treated (this may be booked for the same day as your treatment, or may be done mainly over the phone).
After your medical assessment we will talk about the types of abortion procedure available to you. We will answer all your questions to help you choose your treatment.
What is the abortion pill?
The abortion pill is a medicine that ends a pregnancy. The medical name for the abortion pill is mifepristone. It works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down and the pregnancy cannot continue.
The abortion pill is followed by another medicine called misoprostol, which makes the womb contract, causing cramping and bleeding similar to a miscarriage.
Will abortion affect my ability to get pregnant in the future?
If your treatment is uncomplicated it won’t cause any issues with future pregnancies. There is no proven connection between abortion and future infertility, ectopic pregnancy or other pregnancy complications. Abortion can be associated with future pregnancies ending before the due date; this risk increases with each abortion but the medical evidence is not enough to show a connection. We use evidence based information to provide you with all the information necessary to make the decision that is right for you. A healthcare professional will explain all the known risks and complications associated with your treatment choice.