Abortion is a common and safe procedure used to end a pregnancy. The earlier in pregnancy you make your decision and speak to a doctor about it, the easier it is to get an abortion.
In Ireland you can have an abortion for any pregnancy that is less than 12 weeks.
- If you have been pregnant for less than 9 weeks, the IFPA can provide you with an early medical abortion. This is sometimes called the abortion pill. You will need to have two consultations with a three-day wait in between them.
- If you are between 9 and 12 weeks pregnant you can have your first consultation with the IFPA, then we can refer you to have a medical or surgical abortion in a hospital.
- If you need a space to explore your feelings and any issues or concerns, you can make an appointment with one of our specialist pregnancy counsellors.
To protect your health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic, the HSE has changed the way we provide abortion care. We are doing our best to make sure that a consultation by phone is as much like a consultation in the clinic as possible. Our counselling team is working with the doctors to make sure you have the information and support you need.
Our Abortion Telephone Consultation page has everything you need to know about how we are providing abortion care and how to manage an early medical abortion with remote support from the IFPA.