Medical abortion is a common, safe and effective method of pregnancy termination for women early in pregnancy, usually up to seven weeks’ gestation at the Fertility Control Clinic. Women usually adjust well physically and emotionally. A medical abortion does not impact future fertility, and we discuss future contraception with our patients.
A medical abortion involves swallowing tablets to cause a miscarriage. One tablet is taken at the clinic, and four tablets are taken at home two days later. Medical abortion usually involves bleeding and pain, so we provide you with good pain management and 24-hour patient emergency phone service.
We conduct an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy gestation, and discuss options, possible side effects, complications, treatment process and care.
According to patient needs and legal and medical requirements, our staff provide evidence-based information, discussion, and support. Consultations are confidential.
Pathology tests are carried out at our on-site pathology laboratory and are bulk-billed. A medical abortion fee is charged. Overseas students may be covered by their private health insurer, and are provided with receipts to claim from their insurer later.
We understand that patients may benefit from having companions accompany them on the day. We welcome patients’ support people, but understandably at certain times they may need to be excluded.
On the appointment day, the legal requirements of informed consent to any treatment, and other important health matters need to be addressed. This means that patients must deal with a range of verbal and written information and decisions. It is the patient’s responsibility to ensure she understands this important information, and to raise any issues with staff at any stage.
Our patients receive verbal and written instructions about their care and we have a 24-hour emergency patient phone service. Patients take written information home with them.
Patients may access the written material prior to their appointment. They can be found here under ‘Patient Information’.
We respect your right to privacy and all consultations are confidential.
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