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Abortion Care

BPAS provides abortion care on behalf of the NHS. We are the UK's leading abortion care charity - specialists in safe, confidential, high-quality abortion treatment for more than 55 years.

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British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) supports thousands of women with abortion treatment every year

We can help you too - 97% of the women we see have their abortion treatment paid for by the NHS (or other government departments).

Flexible and accessible consultation and treatment is available from our network of over 55 conveniently located clinics.

We place your needs first, which is why our clients rate our services so highly.

We are proud of our high quality of care before, during and after treatment - and make sure that every woman has enough support to make the decision that is best for her.

Surgical and medical treatment is available up to 24 weeks gestation - according to your preference, medical needs, and how many weeks the pregnancy is.

Abortion: Frequently asked questions

You might have lots of questions which we are happy to answer when you call or visit the clinic. We answer some of the things people ask and give links for more information below:

Are abortions funded by the NHS?

Most women living in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) can have their treatment paid for by the NHS or another government department (97% of BPAS clients in 2018). Check if this applies to you when you call 03457 30 40 30 to book.

If you are a European national currently in the UK but do not have access to NHS funding and are more than 10 weeks pregnant, please contact the Abortion Support Network for advice on funding: www.asn.org.uk/

If you need to fund your own treatment click here for prices

How confidential is the service?

Very – we understand the need for confidentiality and have a legal duty to protect your privacy. We keep information about you safe and secure. It’s usual for healthcare providers to inform GPs that we have treated their patients - we will ask you if it is OK to contact your GP. Click here for more information about your health records.

Why do I have to give my personal details?

We collect the minimum information needed to treat you safely, legally and check if your treatment can be funded by the NHS. We protect all the information you give us and use it to deliver and improve care.

Will abortion affect my ability to get pregnant in the future?

If your treatment is uncomplicated it won’t cause any issues with future pregnancies. There is no proven connection between abortion and future infertility, ectopic pregnancy or other pregnancy complications. Abortion can be associated with future pregnancies ending before the due date; this risk increases with each abortion but the medical evidence is not enough to show a connection. We use evidence based information to provide you with all the information necessary to make the decision that is right for you. A healthcare professional will explain all the known risks and complications associated with your treatment choice.