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Who we are

We're the leading independent provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK.

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Abortion services

We specialise in treatment, advice & support for women considering abortion

One in three women in the UK will have an abortion by the time they are 45.

It is important to make the right decision for you, and part of this is having all the information you need.

If you decide an abortion is the best way forward, we can help you. We offer medical and surgical abortions at our clinics all over England. You can also call our advice line if you want to talk your options through with someone.

I'm pregnant, what are my options?

Treatment options

We offer a range of abortion care services and aftercare support through our network of Marie Stopes UK clinics.

Medical abortion

Medical abortion (or abortion pills) involves taking two sets of pills to end a pregnancy.

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Surgical abortion

Surgical abortion is a simple procedure, where the pregnancy is removed through the vagina using a gentle suction method.

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What to expect

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you come for an abortion. Our team will be there for you in a supportive environment.

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Aftercare

When you leave our clinic, your care does not end. Our nurses are here for you 24 hours a day.

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More information about our services

Before deciding whether to go ahead with an abortion, it can help to be as informed as possible. We’ve collated some information about our services here.

Abortion and your rights

In England, Scotland and Wales, you can legally have an abortion up to 23 weeks and 6 days. If you live in Northern Ireland, Ireland or the Isle of Man, you can also travel here for an abortion.

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How to prepare for your abortion

After you have booked your treatment with us, we'll help you prepare for your appointment. Read advice on what to bring with you, how to arrange travel, guidance on eating and drinking before your treatment, and more.

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A guide to costs

More than 95% of our clients have their abortion funded by the NHS. You can also pay to have one privately if you prefer, or if you’re not eligible for NHS funding.

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Travelling from Ireland

We have over 40 years’ experience of supporting Irish women to have abortion treatment in England, and understand the difficult journey you may be facing.

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Advice for partners

If you’re a partner, friend or family member of someone having an abortion, here’s some advice on how you can support them.

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