The Fertility Control Clinic is expert in both medical and surgical abortion.
Medical and surgical abortion are both safe, simple and common procedures which do not affect future fertility. Women usually adjust well physically and emotionally.
By attending as early as possible, women are better placed to receive accurate information, decision-making support, and maximise their health care options.
Patients can read and print out our information about medical abortion, surgical abortion, and a comparison of medical abortion with surgical abortion by accessing the PDF downloadable documents at the bottom of this page, or visit our Resources page.
The Fertility Control Clinic is a woman-centred, comprehensive and accredited abortion service for women with pregnancies up to 16 weeks gestation. Most women present early, prior to 12 weeks gestation. All consultations and procedures are confidential. A surgical abortion will not impact your future fertility, and we discuss future contraception with you. Women usually adjust well physically and emotionally.
We conduct an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy gestation. According to legal and medical requirements and according to patient needs, evidence-based information, discussion and care is provided by our medical staff, trained counsellors and clinical psychologist.
In our modern hospital facility, surgical abortion is carried out under general anaesthetic or sedation using a suction curette process. Surgical abortion of a pregnancy up to 12 weeks gestation is a common, simple and safe one-day procedure. Patients can go home the same day as the procedure.
Our recovery room and lounge is staffed by trained nursing and other staff, with a supervising doctor.
Pathology tests are carried out at our on-site pathology laboratory and are bulk-billed. No out of pocket fees are incurred for consultations, but a theatre fee applies. Patients, including overseas students, may be covered by their private health insurer. Our administrative staff can check on behalf of a patient.
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, such as attendance in theatre.
On the day of your appointment, 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 a 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 post-operative care and we have a 24-hour emergency patient phone service. Patients take written information home with them.
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