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Back to Health A to Z. The pregnancy is ended either by taking medicines or having a surgical procedure. Abortion services are still open. You can self-refer by contacting an abortion provider directly. Abortions can only be carried out under the care of an NHS hospital or a d clinic, and are usually available free of charge on the NHS. Waiting times can vary, but you should not have to wait more than 2 weeks from when you or a doctor first contact an abortion provider to having an abortion. You can also pay for an abortion privately not on the NHS if you prefer.
Costs for private abortions vary depending on the stage of pregnancy and the method used to carry out the procedure. Most abortions in England, Wales and Scotland are carried out before 24 weeks of pregnancy. They can be carried out after 24 weeks in very limited circumstances — for example, if the mother's life is at risk or the child would be born with a severe disability.
Most abortion services will ask to perform an ultrasound scan to work out how many weeks pregnant you are. The length of pregnancy is calculated from the first day of your last period.
Abortions are safer the earlier they're carried out. Getting advice early on will give you more time to make a decision if you're unsure. Some women may be certain they want to have an abortion, while others may find it more difficult to make a decision. All women requesting an abortion can discuss their options with, and receive support from, a trained pregnancy counsellor if they wish.
You may also want to speak to your partner, friends or family, but you do not have to. They do not have a say in your decision. If you do not want to tell anyone, your details will be kept confidential. If you're under 16, your parents do not usually need to be told.
The doctor or nurse may encourage you to tell a parent, carer or other adult you trust, but they will not make you. There are organisations, usually known as crisis pregnancy centres, that offer counselling around pregnancy. They do not refer people for abortion, and may not offer balanced or accurate advice.
If you go to a place that offers pregnancy counselling and you're not sure if they will refer you for an abortion, ask if they refer people for an abortion. Before having an abortion, you'll have an appointment to talk about your decision and what happens next. Whenever possible, you should be given a choice of how you would like the abortion to be carried out. After an abortion, you'll probably need to take things easy for a few days.
It's likely you'll have some discomfort and vaginal bleeding for up to 2 weeks. about how an abortion is carried out. Abortion is a safe procedure.
Abortions are safest, and happen with less pain and bleeding, when carried out as early as possible in pregnancy. Most women will not experience any problems, but there is a small risk of complications, such as:. If complications do occur, you may need further treatment, including surgery.
Having an abortion will not affect your chances of becoming pregnant again and having normal pregnancies in the future. You may be able to get pregnant immediately after an abortion. You should use contraception if you do not want to get pregnant. about the risks of abortion.
last reviewed: 24 April Next review due: 24 April An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It's also sometimes known as a termination of pregnancy. Coronavirus update Abortion services are still open. They can explain how their services are working at the moment.O how you get what want
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