Medical Abortion

Medical Abortion and the Abortion Pill

We offer medical terminations up to 8 weeks gestation. Please contact the clinic on 03 9419 2922 to discuss if this is the right option for you or to make an appointment.

Medical abortion is a safe and effective method of abortion and is used as an alternative to surgical termination. A medical abortion is an abortion that is induced by the use of oral medications, commonly referred to as the ‘abortion pill’.

Medical Abortion Melbourne

Pregnancy terminations carried out by the medical method are available for early pregnancies. Your doctor will conduct an ultrasound to confirm how far into the pregnancy you are. Your Doctor will also discuss the options available to you and outline any side effects or complications that may occur.


The Fertility Control Clinic is here to support and assist women who have chosen to proceed with a pregnancy termination. Our clinic aims to give women the best possible care and support, both during and after the procedure. All Fertility Control Clinic consultations and procedures are confidential.

Counselling is provided by our trained counsellors at the Fertility Control Clinic.

How does the abortion pill work?

Medical abortion is only available for early stage pregnancies and anaesthetic is not required for medical abortion. The tablets used to terminate the pregnancy are Mifepristone and Misoprostol. The abortion pills work by blocking progesterone acting which is essential for the establishment and development of pregnancy, as well as causing uterine contractions and cervical dilation to bring on a miscarriage. For more information on the two-step procedure, please read our fact sheet here

How much is an abortion pill?

The cost of a medical termination varies from patient to patient because there are a range of factors that must be taken into account such as health cover, Medicare rebate and services required. We will be able to clarify the fee before your appointment. 

Medical abortion side effects

Patients will experience some pain, cramping and bleeding that can range from mild to severe. Your doctor will prescribe pain relief along with the medical abortion tablets to take as required. Other common side effects include nausea, vomiting & diarrhoea as well as headaches.

A medical abortion will not adversely affect your fertility and we will ensure your future contraception needs.

Our Clinic will provide you with information about how to take care of yourself following a Medical abortion. We have a 24 hour phone service in case of any concerns. About 90% of women feel relieved following an elective abortion, and engage positively with their lives. Our counselling team can assist women where their decision or circumstances means that they may require additional support.

We respect your right to privacy and all consultations are confidential.

Book an appointment We respect your right to privacy and all consultations are confidential.

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Call us +61 3 9419 2922