Q12. How do I arrange an abortion at a private clinic?

A12. If you don’t want to wait or worry that you might see someone that you know if you go via the NHS then choose a private clinic.

You do not need to go through your GP for this. You contact a private clinic directly and arrange a consultation.

You will have to obtain two signatures from the clinic. This is mandatory under the 1967 Abortion Act. These signatures are recorded on a legal document and give permission for an abortion to take place.

The advantage of a private clinic is the greater choice of when to have your abortion, e.g. at a weekend and less of a wait. However, you have to pay for this and costs vary between £400 and £1,800 or more.

It is vital that you find a licensed and reputable clinic. Visit our private abortion section to find out more about how to do this.

FAQS Index:

Abortion FAQs

  1. My pregnancy is unplanned, should I consider an abortion?
  2. Does abortion hurt?
  3. Why is abortion such a controversial issue?
  4. I am thinking about having an abortion; what do I need to consider?
  5. Is there more than one type of abortion?
  6. I am under 16; do I have to get my parents permission to have an abortion?
  7. How much does an abortion cost?
  8. What reasons do women give for having an abortion?
  9. Should I have my abortion on the NHS or at a private clinic?
  10. Does counselling help?
  1. How do I arrange an abortion on the NHS?
  2. How do I arrange an abortion at a private clinic?
  3. What is a ‘late term abortion?’
  4. How safe is an abortion?
  5. Will having an abortion make me infertile?
  6. What happens at the initial consultation?
  7. What are the risks of an abortion?
  8. What can I expect after my abortion?
  9. What is the aftercare?
  10. Will I be able to have a baby some point in the future even though I have had an abortion?

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