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Abortion

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An abortion, or termination, is a medical or surgical procedure to end a pregnancy so that it does not result in the birth of a baby.

Women have abortions for different reasons; for some women it may be because they do not feel they can cope with having a baby, or because they became pregnant by accident, whilst others may decide to because there is something wrong with the foetus, or because continuing with the pregnancy could be life-threatening. Considering your options includes:

  1. Making a decision ››
  2. Legal matters around abortion in the UK ››
  3. What does abortion involve? Methods of terminating a pregnancy ››

 

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This article was last reviewed on 18/8/2015 by T. Kelaart

Date due for the next review: 17/8/2018

Content Author: M. Tyson

Current Owner: Clinical services

More information:

British Pregnancy Advisory Service,Young People, (2010) 
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Education For Choice, Making a Decision, (2011) 

NHS Choices, Abortion, (4/6/2010) 

NHS Choices, Abortion:Your Options, (25/11/10)

NHS Choices, Where can I get Abortion Advice? (24/03/15)

Brook, Pregnancy, Abortion, (No date)

Marie Stopes International, Abortion Fees, (27/10/11)

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