My religion or family is against abortion
Your religion, parents, family or friends can't stop you from seeking an abortion, and you don't have to discuss your choice with them if you don't want to. Furthermore - your GP can't stop you - and you don't have to talk it over with them either.
If you want to have an abortion, or discuss your choices if you're pregnant, you can self-refer to organisations such as Marie Stopes (by calling us 24/7 on 0345 300 8090), BPAS, family planning clinics or a young person’s clinic such as Brook.
All of these organisations have qualified health professionals who'll ensure you receive high-quality counselling, assessment, treatment and medication - while maintaining your confidentiality.
Will anyone find out about my abortion?
No - you can have completely confidential abortion treatment, whether it's NHS or privately-funded. And you don't have to see your GP to access abortion treatment if you'd prefer either. You can self-refer, which means that even if your abortion is NHS-funded, it's your decision whether your treatment information is sent to your GP or goes on your medical record. You can self-refer by calling Marie Stopes UK anytime on 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs).
If your GP refers you for an abortion, this will go your medical record.
Private abortion treatment at Marie Stopes
If you're not eligible for an NHS-funded abortion, you can pay for private abortion treatment. Find out about Marie Stopes private abortion fees.
Marie Stopes UK offers counseling services if you're unsure whether you want an abortion, or would like to discuss your decision to have an abortion with a qualified counselling professional. Read more about Marie Stopes counseling services.
Want to talk about your options or self-refer for abortion treatment?
Our caring, specialist staff are here for you 24/7 to offer confidential advice and support – from your initial consultation to treatment aftercare.
Call us now on 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.