Moving forward after an abortion

A woman’s decision to have an abortion can vary from being really straight forward to very challenging.

When considering an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, a woman makes the best decision they can for their lives based on what they know and understand at the time.

There is no right or wrong way to feel after an abortion, and no right or wrong way to move forward with it.

Dealing with feelings afterwards can take time for some women.

Remember that after an abortion your body goes through a number of changes. The impact of medications and hormonal shifts can contribute to your feelings for up to three or four weeks afterwards.

If you would like some more information, visit the Children by Choice website.

Surgical and Medical terminations for overseas visitors

When it comes to terminations in our clinic, the cost of a medical versus surgical termination is the same for overseas visitors.

A surgical termination can be claimed with most private health insurance policies (we advise you check with your provider) whereas medical terminations are not.

The reason the cost of a medical termination is so high for overseas visitors is that the Australian government heavily subsidies the cost for Australian residents. The cost of the tablets alone is roughly $355.

If a Medical Termination fails or is incomplete, a surgical termination may be required. This comes at an additional cost. The possibility of needing a second termination needs to be considered when weighing up the options between a medical and surgical abortion.

Make sure you ask our staff any questions either over the phone or when you come in for your appointment. We are here to help you make the right decision for you.

Abortion Law in Queensland

According to the current legislation, it is legal upon request up to 22 weeks gestation and with the approval of two doctors thereafter for a surgical termination. It is also legal for a woman to receive a medical termination up to 9 weeks gestation.

Where a health practitioner conscientiously objects to a termination, they must disclose their objection and refer the woman to a health practitioner or service that can provide the requested service.

It is illegal to protest within 150-metres of an abortion service centre.

Women do not need a doctor referral to seek a termination of pregnancy to an abortion clinic in Queensland. You have a right to access safe abortion services.

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