- An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it doesn’t result in the birth of a baby.
- It is also known as a termination.
- The pregnancy is ended either by taking medications or having a minor surgical procedure.
- One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime.
If you are thinking about having an abortion (termination of pregnancy), you can self refer to Forth Valley Termination of Pregnancy Service. Contact the Service by calling 01324 673555, Monday to Friday, between 08:00 – 17:00. It is also possible to be referred by your GP.
When you attend the clinic the nurses and doctors will through the options with you. This includes discussing the long term implications, both physical and emotional, and considering practical matters such as what method of contraception you will use in the future. This may require you to attend 2 separate appointments.
If a termination is considered the best option for you, a hospital appointment will be confirmed and you will be given the details before you leave the clinic.
BPAS - 03457 304030
Information for young people
This short film provides information for young people about abortion and abortion services locally. The factsheet provides specific local information and a bit more detail that we couldn't fit in the film.
Forth Valley Directory of Sexual Health Services - provides details of local / national organisations offering free information and support.