Termination of Pregnancy Advice
An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby. It’s also sometimes known as a ‘termination’ or a ‘termination of pregnancy’. Depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant, the pregnancy is ended either by taking medication or by having a surgical procedure. You will find lots of information about abortion on the NHS Choices website.
A termination can be carried out free of charge on the NHS. It’s important to act quickly. Although the normal legal limit for abortion is 24 weeks, it’s easier to get an abortion on the NHS if you are less than 12 weeks pregnant. The doctor or nurse will be able to give you more information about abortion services in your area.
If you are considering a termination/abortion you can be referred via your GP practice, sexual health clinic or self-refer to Chesterfield Royal Hospital to discuss your options. You can contact the service at Chesterfield Royal Hospital on 01246 513224.