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Why women shouldn’t have to wait for an abortion, with Marie Stopes UK they don’t have to

15 May 2020 Blog

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    Richard Bentley, MS UK Managing Director, explains in this blog why women shouldn’t have to wait for an abortion and how, by accessing care with Marie Stopes UK, they don’t have to

    The current pandemic crisis has had an impact on access to abortion services over recent weeks.  The introduction of ‘At Home Abortion Pills’ during April 2020 for women who are up to 10 weeks pregnant, is now available through Marie Stopes UK for women who are eligible following an initial consultation. 

    This means you don’t have to wait for treatment. We have phone consultation appointments available in 48 hours. 

    We were the first abortion provider in the UK to launch a telemedicine service following a change to the regulations in response to the Covid-19 emergency

    In addition to rapid access for At Home Abortion, we are also able to offer a rapid access for any woman who has to come into a clinic for a medical or a surgical abortion

    In all cases, at the time of writing, we are able to offer completion of consultation and treatment in 10 days or under. This is in line with national guidance published by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and guidelines issued by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Department of Health & Social care.

    "We are incredibly proud of our front line teams"

    We are incredibly proud of our front line teams and their commitment to providing our mission critical and essential healthcare services during this difficult time.  We have also had great feedback from many clients who have experienced our services recently.  99% of all clients when asked, rated our services at ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’ and 80% of clients have said they preferred the Telemedicine approach.

    If you are pregnant and having difficulty getting an appointment to discuss your options, call our advice line on 0345 300 8090.

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    You can always contact us if you have any doubt or would like to ask any questions:

    • England, Scotland and Wales: 0345 300 8090
    • Northern Ireland: 0333 234 2184
    • Ireland: 1 800 200 374
    • International: +44 (0) 1454 457 542

    We are here for you. Contact us.

    You can also use facebook messenger to contact us via social media: Marie Stopes UK facebook page.

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