Second trimester abortion
The decision to have a second trimester, or later gestation, abortion is not easy and we understand that women who are undergoing the procedure need special care and support, given the often exceptional circumstances in which women decide to have an abortion at this stage.
In Australia, the variation in laws on abortion between the states and territories means that access to late term abortion can be a challenge – which means you may need to travel interstate, depending on your circumstances.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, in some states and territories, our gestation limits have changed. Please call us if you would like to know the current gestational limit in your state or territory, or if you are concerned. If you need to travel interstate for your procedure, please head to our COVID-19 page for more information on regulations and exemptions.
We perform late term abortions under intravenous sedation, in accredited day surgery facilities, in accordance with relevant legislation. As a general rule, our experienced team of doctors, nurses and counsellors provide late term abortion options up to a national gestational limit of 22 weeks. Please contact us to discuss your options.
Please note, if you are over 16 weeks’ gestation you will need a formal ultrasound report (performed after 12 weeks gestation) and blood test results for haemoglobin and blood group prior to your appointment. You can arrange this through your GP or we can provide pathology request forms to you directly.
It can be hard to know how to support someone who has had an abortion, so we put together a guide foe anyone who wants to learn more about providing timely and empathetic emotional support.