Medical abortion:

Abortion by pill.

This service is a safe way, to end a pregnancy at an early gestation without needing to attend a clinic for treatment. You will have a telephone consultation and full medical assessment with a doctor who will assess your suitability for treatment. If treatment is suitable and safe, you will receive abortion pills whenever you are ready either by post a few days later depending on your location, or we can book you for an alternative treatment in clinic. Sometimes a scan or other in clinic checks are required before treatment all this you will be guided.

Before treatment
Medical assessment

If anything in your medical situation has changed since your consultation and medical assessment, please contact us before starting your treatment.


We will explain the known risks and complications of your treatment during your telephone assessment. The risks and complications of this treatment will also be explained and the end of it, you will understand the risks, benefits and alternatives to medical abortion without ultrasound before making a decision

Expected effects of treatment

Lower abdominal pain/cramping and vaginal bleeding are experienced by all people having medical abortion. Pain can be severe in some cases, requiring the use of strong painkillers (like codeine). Most abortions are complete within 4 hours of using misoprostol but for some it takes longer. Light vaginal bleeding or spotting can continue until the next menstrual period even if the abortion is complete.

Expected side effects of treatment include:

Nausea, vomiting (sickness), diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, fever/chills (1 in 10). If side effects continue after 24 hours of taking the second medication, please contact us on 0700811528.