Abortion Services in New Zealand


New Zealand:

Abortion Supervisory Committee

Standards of Practice for the Provision of Counselling (PDF 128 KB), produced by the Abortion Supervisory Committee in April 1998.

Mifegyne Data Sheet
From the Ministry of Health Medsafe website

Auckland Medical Aid Trust
Under "abortion" - information on the Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC), Abortion Supervisory Committee and the abortion debate.

Family Planning
Information on sexual and reproductive health, including contraception, STIs and abortion. Abortion information provided by FPA can be found here

A booklet for young persons "Abortion - What you need to know" can be found here

Statistics New Zealand
Abortion statistics can be found on the website www.stats.govt.nz

Type abortion in the search space.


Please note: the law, process and methods of abortion used vary greatly around the world. The following links are included for your interest, but do not represent the position in New Zealand.

The International Consortium for Medical Abortion (ICMA) promotes medical abortion within the framework of support for safe abortion worldwide, focusing on the needs of women in developing countries, including those countries where abortion is unsafe or not accessible.

International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates (FIAPAC)
This site includes a good links section.

Alan Guttmacher Institute (USA)
Fact sheets on abortion in the United States.

National Abortion Federation (USA)
The website of American Abortion providers. NAF information on medical abortion is also provided at early options

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Information on the abortion process in the United States.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) - The Care of Women requesting Induced Abortion
Clinical guidelines for doctors in the United Kingdom, aiming to provide uniform and high-quality abortion services. There is no equivalent document in New Zealand.

Abortion.com (USA)
A listing of doctor's offices and facilities offering abortion care in the United States.

Last Updated: 22 November 2013