Abortion, also known as termination of pregnancy, is a safe and standard medical procedure used to end a pregnancy through surgical intervention or by taking medication that causes the contents of the uterus to be expelled.
We understand that women at all stages of their reproductive life can find themselves faced with making the difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy. Our services provide women with a supportive, compassionate and confidential environment to discuss and assess available options.
At MSI Australia, we assist you in deciding the right procedure for you, depending on your preferences and the stage of the pregnancy. Patients with or without Medicare cards, who are undergoing a termination of pregnancy procedure at MSI Australia, are eligible for a free STI check by assessment or at your request.
Our expert team can also fit long-acting contraceptive methods after your procedure. To find out which method suits you best, use our contraceptive quiz.
You do not need a referral from your doctor to make a booking, except in Western Australia, where it is a legal requirement. To discuss your options or make an appointment, please call us on 1300 003 707.
Types of abortion
Surgical abortion is a safe and straightforward day-surgery procedure most often performed in the first trimester up to 14 weeks gestation. Second-trimester abortion up to 20 weeks is available in most states and up to 24 weeks in limited states but requires a more specialised procedure.
A medical abortion by phone, also known as teleabortion, provides a more private way to terminate an early pregnancy up to 8 weeks gestation with medication without visiting a clinic. Medical abortion by phone is not permitted in all states. Please follow the link for eligibility information.
Medical abortion is a safe and effective method of terminating an early pregnancy, up to 9 weeks gestation, using medication rather than surgery. Medical abortion is also known as non-surgical abortion and is available in-clinic across Australia.