Abortion Care - Services

Making Your Choice

Medical or Surgical Abortion

If you choose to end your pregnancy, and it has been 7 weeks or less since your last period, you may be eligable to have a medical abortion. The following information can help you decide if it is right for you.

Medical Abortion

A medical abortion uses two medicines to end a pregnancy. The first one mifepristone (Ru486) weakens the attachment of the pregnancy to the uterus. A second medication misoprostol swallowed or put into the vagina two days later, makes the uterus cramp and causes bleeding to expel the pregnancy.

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Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortion is a brief and safe surgical procedure commonly done all over the world. During the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy, a surgical abortion is done by a method called vacuum aspiration under a general anaesthetic (unconscious) or under sedation. With vacuum aspiration the cervix (opening to the uterus) is stretched open slightly, pregnancy is then removed through a small tube using suction.

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Other Services

  • Pregnancy Testing and Counselling
  • Contraceptive advice
  • IUCD Insertion and Removal
  • Implanon Insertion and Removal
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Management
  • Ultrasounds