Unplanned Pregnancy

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are undecided about whether to continue with a pregnancy, there are people you can talk to, to help you make a choice, but ultimately the decision is yours. Information and advice is free and confidential.

Local contraception and sexual health services can listen to you and offer support and information on unplanned pregnancy

Contraception & Sexual Health Service (CASH)

Please telephone 0300 300 2016 or visit www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk to find out about local sexual health services in Hampshire and Portsmouth. For services in Southampton call 0300 123 7399.

Please remember that contraception and sexual health clinics are open access services, so that means you can go to one where you live, attend school/college or where you work, the staff will be there to advise you no matter where you are from.

Abortion

Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks of pregnancy but is safer when it is carried out in early pregnancy. It can also be difficult to get an abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy so it’s important to seek advice quickly even if you’re not sure you want an abortion.

Abortion care is available free on the NHS or through private clinics and hospitals for a fee.

Women can self refer direct to local abortion services without first getting a referral from a local doctor. However it might still be beneficial to discuss options with a health professional. If the doctor/health professional you see does not want to support women in accessing an abortion then they must refer you to another doctor/health professional that will support you.

Solent Healthcare in partnership with British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) are able to offer confidential advice and support with unplanned pregnancy and abortions.

You can self-refer for an NHS funded abortion by calling 0300 300 2016.

For further information on unplanned pregnancy visit  letstalkaboutit or www.bpas.org

Young People

Any woman who has an abortion has the right for that information to remain confidential, even if you are under 16.

However, whatever your age you’ll be encouraged to involve your parents, a supportive adult or friend as it can help to have someone close to you for support.

To find out more about what should happen before, during and after the abortion visit www.bpas.org or letstalkaboutit

Call 0300 300 2016 for confidential advice.

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