Abortion Services in New Zealand

What to do

A step-by-step guide to the process of obtaining a pregnancy termination.

  1. Have a pregnancy test
  2. Discuss with a doctor
  3. Certification
  4. Referral to a licensed hospital/clinic
  5. At the clinic/hospital

1. Have a pregnancy test

Early diagnosis of a pregnancy is very important. Early abortion is safer and there are more choices available with pregnancies in the early stages.

Home pregnancy tests

Doctor or Family Planning Clinic

2. Discuss with a doctor

3. Certification

4. Referral to a licensed hospital/clinic

5. At the clinic/hospital

Counselling

Medical examination/assessment

A doctor in the hospital/clinic will medically assess and advise the woman about her suitability for abortion. This entails:

Performing the abortion

Last Updated: 20 May 2006