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COVID regulations are changing, find out more here. Physical distancing and face coverings are still required at health care settings across Scotland.

Please note that appointment only clinics are still in place. 

Abortion

If you're thinking about an abortion, and are not sure what to do, you can call us to discuss your options in confidence.

The sooner you call us, the better, as there may be a limited time in which to make some safe clinical decisions. Many women with an unplanned pregnancy choose to speak to friends, family or a partner about the pregnancy and what to do next. You may know straightaway that you do not wish to continue the pregnancy, but often people feel uncertain or confused initially. It can be helpful to speak through your feelings with someone else not directly connected to your situation.

Please call us for advice, or to make your own appointment on 0141 211 8620 . If you would prefer to speak to your own GP first, they can also refer you to our service.

 

There are 2 types of abortion: Medical and Surgical. Early medical abortions can be managed at home.

Surgical and later abortions take place in hospital. Surgical abortions in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are currently suspended due to COVID restrictions.

Abortion Services Information

A comprehensive guide to the different types of abortion services Sandyford provide. 

Early Medical Abortion at Home

Information for people who have chosen to have an early medical abortion at home. This means that you are able to take the second set of medication in your home setting, rather than attending hospital for the second medication.

What happens at the assessment appointment?

At the moment, this appointment usually takes place over the phone.

This appointment includes:

  • Time to talk through your decision to have an abortion
  • Consent forms to sign - or we will ask for your verbal consent over the phone
  • Discussion about types of contraception available for the future
  • Date for abortion - might be at the 1st appointment, but usually at a later date

You will be asked to complete a self-test for STIs and a blood test for HIV and syphilis at home.

We may ask you to come in for an ultrasound scan, if necessary. 

 

Information in Community Languages

The Abortion Information is available in a variety of Community Languages.