Abortion and contraception
Finding out you are pregnant is different for everyone. For some pregnant people, making a decision to have an abortion may be clear. For others the decision may feel difficult or confusing and at times overwhelming, with many factors impacting on the decision.
You have the right to make your own decision based on your own feelings, values and beliefs. Sometimes there is no perfect option, but an option that best fits your situation.
Whatever decision you make it is important to take action as early as possible to help you decide. Abortion is a time sensitive decision and the choices available to you depend on how far along the pregnancy is.
If you need support in making your decision
You can contact 1800 My Options, which is a free, confidential and pro-choice service that can help you find decision making support or an abortion service.
- Website: 1800 My Options
- Phone: 1800 696 784 (weekdays 9am – 5pm).
Information and guided decision-making tools are also available online at:
What we do
- medical and surgical abortion procedures
- pregnancy options counselling for women and gender diverse people booked to have an abortion at the Women's
- contraception advice, services for complex medical issues, long acting reversible contraception (LARC) procedures, such as Implanon implant and intrauterine device (IUD).
Information for patients
If you have been referred to the Abortion and Contraception Service, they will contact you to discuss the referral.
For information about other abortion services in Victoria, contact 1800 My Options.
Priority access is given to:
- women and gender diverse people with complex medical or social needs
- women and gender diverse people who are vulnerable and/or disadvantaged
- young women and gender diverse people
- women and gender diverse people with a healthcare card.
What to bring
- Medicare card
- Healthcare card (if you have one)
- Results of an ultrasound scan and blood tests arranged by your doctor.