Sexual Health and HIV Services

Abortion

BSL Support

Abortions can only be carried out in an NHS hospital or a licensed clinic, and are usually available free of charge on the NHS.
There are three main ways to get an abortion on the NHS:

1. Contact an abortion provider directly

The following organisations can tell you about eligibility and services in your area:

  • The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
  • Marie Stopes UK
  • National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service (NUPAS).

2. Speak to your GP

Ask your GP for a referral to an abortion service, your GP should refer you to another doctor if he or she has any objections to abortion.

3. Visit a contraception clinic

Family planning clinics, sexual health clinics or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics can refer you to an abortion service.