Abortion Near Me

Abortion near me

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Where Can I Get An Abortion?

  • Surgical abortions take place in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and various types of clinics, including specialized abortion clinics. 
  • Most surgical abortions are out-patient. Only 4% of abortions (induction abortions and complications) require an overnight stay. 
  • Medical abortions usually take place at home, but the abortion pill needs to be obtained from a provider. 
  • In most countries, surgical abortions must be performed by trained medical staff. 

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Abortion Clinic Near Me

Wondering where to go for an abortion? Since most abortions are performed by a licensed physician, almost all surgical abortions are completed at: 

  • Doctors’ offices 
  • Various kinds of clinics 
  • Specialized abortion clinics  
  • Hospitals  

Abortions providers are usually found in major cities, rather than rural areas. 

 

Where to Go for an Abortion - International Overview

Find information below about where to go for an abortion in your country: 

South Africa

Availability is limited to some doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics.

 

Cambodia
 

Private clinics; hospitals; public health centers
 

Thailand

Some hospitals and clinics in urban areas

 

Australia
 

Public health facilities & hospitals; private clinics and hospitals 
 

New Zealand
 

You must have a doctor’s referral to access the abortion system.  Abortions take place at licenced institutions that are attached to a  local hospital.

Austria
 

See our Austrian page.
 

Germany
 

See our German page.
 

Great Britain
 

NHS hospital or licensed clinic
 

Italy
 

See our Italian page.
 

Portugal
 

See our Portuguese page.
 

Republic of Ireland
 

GP surgery; family planning clinic; women’s health clinic; hospital
 

The Netherlands
 

A legal resident of the Netherlands can obtain abortions at an  abortion clinic (Exceptional Medical Expenses Act) or hospital (health insurance). Private abortions usually take place at abortion clinics.

Northern Ireland
 

Some public hospitals. Most women travel to England.
 

Switzerland

See our Swiss page.

 

Canada
 

Abortions can be obtained without doctor referral at abortion clinics  or with doctor referral at a hospital. Not available on PEI. No abortion provider performs abortions past 24 weeks in Canada. 

Mexico
 

Abortions can be obtained at 13 locations in Mexico City. While abortion is lawful throughout the country, not many abortion  facilities  exist outside Mexico City. 

USA

See our USA page.

 

 

Outpatient vs. Overnight Stay

 

Outpatient Abortion: 

96% of surgical abortions are outpatient. Outpatient means that the woman will leave the clinic the same day the abortion is performed. After resting in the recovery room for about a hour, the woman is released home.  

  • If sedation was used, you may not drive for the remainder of the day. Arrange for a ride home. For more information, go to Abortion - Which Type of Anesthesia? 
  • Plan on having someone stay with you for the first night. You may also need to arrange for some practical help and support for the following few days. 
  • follow-up appointment after two to three weeks is recommended. 
     

Overnight Abortion: 

Only abortions over 20 weeks, or in medically complex situations, require an overnight stay

Consult a doctor immediately when experiencing severe side effects. In case of emotional distress, seek out professional help. These may necessitate an overnight stay after an abortion. 

 

Abortion Pill Near Me

Wondering where to get abortion pills? Find information below about where you can acquire the abortion pill in your country. 

  • Note: In many countries abortion pills cannot be dispensed by retail pharmacies. 

South Africa

Available in public facilities across South Africa. You will, however, need a prescription at a pharmacy.

 

Cambodia
 

A prescription may be required to purchase the pills, depending on the individual pharmacy.
 

Thailand

Abortion pills must be prescribed by doctors at approved hospitals or clinics.

 

Australia
 

The abortion pill must be prescribed by a medical doctor in order to purchase it at a pharmacy.
 

New Zealand

The abortion pill must be obtained directly from an abortion provider. It is not available at a pharmacy.

 

Austria
 

See our Austrian page.
 

Germany
 

See our German page.
 

Great Britain
 

The abortion pill can only be obtained directly from a NHS hospital  or licensed clinic.
 

Italy
 

See our Italian page.
 

Portugal
 

See our Portuguese page.
 

Republic of Ireland
 

The abortion pills are obtained at the abortion facility.
 

The Netherlands
 

The abortion pill is only available at abortion clinics and hospitals.
 

Northern Ireland
 

Many women travel to England to obtain the abortion pill. 
 

Switzerland

See our Swiss page.

 

Canada
 

Here the abortion pill known under the brand name Mifegymiso. It can be obtained at specific pharmacies with prescription only.

Mexico
 

The abortion pill combination can only be obtained with prescription from specific pharmacies or at abortion clinics.

USA

See our USA page.

 

Brazil

See our Portuguese page.

 

If pharmacies are prohibited by law to carry the abortion pill, the prescribing physician either gives the drug directly to the patient or sends it in the mail.  

Where and when you take the medicine depends on the local laws and the clinic’s policies. Commonly, the first medication (mifepristone) ist taken at the doctors’ office. You are then sent home with a dose of misoprostol, which is to be taken at a later point in time.  

During at-home abortions, the second medication will induce cramping, causing the fetus to be expelled over the course of several hours or days. After the abortion, you will need a follow-up visit with your doctor. 

 

Where to Go From Here…

You are wondering where to get an abortion. While an internet search will provide you with the location of abortion providers in your area, you are looking for more than facts. Your situation is anything but easy. You feel like your whole world is falling apart. What you really want to know is, “Where do I go from here? Should I have an abortion? How do I know what is right for me?” 

You are not alone! It would be a privilege for us to walk alongside you as you navigate this time of uncertainty. Our judgement-free resources are created with you in mind. Find the path that is just right for you:  

 

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Disclaimer: 

The locations listed in this article are not guaranteed by profemina. All information is subject to change due to constantly shifting abortion policies worldwide.

 

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