Patients can now refer directly into the abortion Service by dialing 01382 496762. This telephone will be answered Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 hours with an answer phone message out of hours advising what to do.
Abortion is when a pregnancy is ended so that it doesn’t result in the birth of a child. Sometimes it is called termination of pregnancy.
As many as one in three women in the UK have an abortion at some time their lives. The decision to have an abortion is not easy and it can be a very emotional time for a woman and her partner if they are involved.
Talking to people you trust and making sure you have accurate information and support can help. It is important that you seek advice as early as possible.
If you decide to have an abortion you will be supported by the NHS to do this in a non judgemental way and in confidence. Abortion is free throughout the NHS.
Having an abortion can be an emotional and traumatic experience for some women, and counselling can help support you through this time. Pre & post termination counselling is available through the NHS or through independent organisations.
Alternatives Listening Rooms provide a free counselling service for pre & post abortion. The organisation has COSCA organisational membership. During Covid-19 support is available via telephone or on-line counselling.