Abortion

Abortion, also known as termination of pregnancy, is a safe and common medical procedure used to end pregnancy through surgical intervention or by taking medication that causes the contents of the uterus to be expelled.

We understand that women at all stages of their reproductive life can find themselves faced with having to make the difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy.

Our services provide women with a supportive, compassionate and confidential environment in which to discuss and assess available options. We assist you in deciding the right procedure for you, depending on your preferences and the stage of the pregnancy.

Patients with or without Medicare card, who are undergoing a termination of pregnancy procedure at a Marie Stopes clinic, are eligible for a free STI check by assessment, or at your request.

We can also fit long-acting contraceptive methods after your procedure. To find out which method suits you best, use our contraceptive quiz.

You do not need a referral from your doctor to make a booking, except in Western Australia, where it is a legal requirement.

To discuss your options or to make an appointment, please call us on 1300 003 707.

Types of abortion

Surgical

Surgical abortion is a safe and straightforward day-surgery procedure most often performed in the first trimester up to 14 weeks’ gestation. Second trimester abortion up to 20 weeks is available in most states and up to 24 weeks in limited states, but requires a more specialised procedure.

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Medical

Medical abortion is a safe and effective method of terminating an early pregnancy, up to 9 weeks gestation, using medication rather than surgery. Medical abortion is also known as non-surgical abortion and is available in-clinic across Australia.

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Telehealth

A medical abortion by phone, also known as tele-abortion, provides a more private way to terminate an early pregnancy up to 8 weeks gestation with medication, without having to visit a clinic. Medical abortion by phone is not permitted in all states. Please follow the link for eligibility information.

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Cost and prices

Prices are based on the minimum cost for each procedure for patients holding a valid Medicare card. Further discounts apply for Healthcare Card holders in many cases. Visit the prices page to understand the factors that influence cost, or contact us to get an exact price based on your personal circumstances.

Choosing to have a method of long-acting reversible contraception fitted at the time of your appointment, or follow up appointment, can be a very cost-effective way of getting reliable contraception fitted, without requiring a stand alone appointment. Ask us for more information when you enquire or make a booking.

Medical by phone

FROM $290*

*Tele-abortion excludes cost of medication as this may vary depending whether you have a Medicare or Healthcare card.

What type of abortion is right for me?

This table provides a brief overview of the benefits and risks of medical and surgical abortions. Please see our blog for a detailed comparison of the two methods.

  • Up to 24 weeks in some states
  • No referral required, except WA
  • In an accredited clinic
  • Support person required for pick-up, no children allowed in clinic
  • Less than 2% incomplete abortion risk
  • Light bleeding
  • Sedation or local anaesthetic
  • Uninterrupted breastfeeding
  • Follow-up not usually required
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What kind of abortion can I have?

In Australia, there are gestation limits on which kind of abortion you can have. To check which abortion methods are available to you, use our gestation calculator by entering the first date of your last period. It will provide you with a gestation estimate in weeks and days, which will later need to be confirmed by an ultrasound.

What to expect at your appointment

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FAQs

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