If you are pregnant and considering abortion, you are not alone. Around 1 in 3 UK women have an abortion by the time they are 45. An abortion is classed as a type of procedure that allows you to terminate a pregnancy and the pregnancy is ended either by taking medicines or having a surgical procedure.
Making the choice to end a pregnancy is a big decision for anyone, so making sure you have all of the information and resources available to you in order to make an informed decision, is crucial.
With this in mind, we outline some key information relating to getting an abortion in the UK.
What is the process?
At the start of the process, you will be able to openly and confidentially discuss your feelings regarding your current pregnancy and possible abortion. Often this chat will take place either over the phone or in-person. You’ll likely be able to choose but it’s likely that this will take place over the phone.
You will be given all of the relevant and necessary information you need to make an informed decision and this will allow you fully explore all the options available. All of the information you discuss will be totally confidential.
After the abortion you may opt to see support service for additional guidance, support or emotional after care. Be mindful that some of these support services are geared towards promoting the view of a wider organisation, so make sure that you are using a verified organisation. Contact an organisation through your GP for advice on getting the necessary support in your area.
How much does an abortion cost?
Lots of our patients will have abortions paid for via the National Health Service (NHS). In some cases, information about your location and GP may be required to see if funding is available. If you are a European national currently in the UK but don’t have access to NHS funding and are more than 10 weeks pregnant, please reach out to the Abortion Support Network for further guidance. You will be able to discuss NHS-funded treatments and see if you are eligible to receive this.
Your well-being should always be a number one priority. At NHS GP, we offer a range of clinical services for everyone including NHS including abortion services, weight loss management, drug and alcohol support and plenty more. Get your body and mind in the right place today and contact us for more information.