Where can I get abortion advice?

The decision to have an abortion can be a very difficult one. There can be a lot of things to consider, so it's important that you get all of the necessary advice and information before making a decision. If you are considering having an abortion, there are many different places you can get further advice and information from.

GP surgeries

Your GP is one of the best people that you can ask for advice about having an abortion. They will be able to give you information about the procedure itself, as well as talking you through all of your available options. Remember that any discussion you have with your GP will always be completely confidential.

Family Planning Association (FPA)

If you don't feel comfortable speaking to your GP, you may prefer to contact an organisation such as the FPA.

Your local family planning clinic will be able to give you further advice and guidance about having an abortion. You can find your nearest clinic on the FPA website.

The Brook Advisory Centre

The Brook Advisory Centre is another organisation that can provide you with advice about abortion. The Brook Advisory Centre is a national voluntary organisation that provides free and confidential sexual health advice and services aimed specifically at young people under 25 years of age.

You can call the Brook Advisory Centre's confidential helpline on 0808 802 1234 (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm), or you can find a local centre on the Brook website.

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Page last reviewed: 27/03/2013

Next review due: 26/03/2015