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  • UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
    UNEXPECTED DECISIONS

  • MEDICAL TERMINATION
    IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME

  • THE TABBOT FOUNDATION
    AUSTRALIA’S MEDICAL
    TERMINATION PROVIDER

    WHATS INVOLVED CONTACT US

Safe & Effective Medical Pregnancy Termination Australia

MEDICAL ABORTION

avoids surgery
With medication, termination can be performed up to 63 days after the start of your last menstrual period.
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Medical Pregnancy Termination Complications Australia

COMPLICATIONS OF TERMINATION

WHAT TO BE AWARE OF
Complications of medical abortion do occur in a few cases. Important information is discussed here.
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Medical vs Surgical Pregnancy Termination Australia

ABORTION METHODS

THE DIFFERENCES
A combination of two medications vs an operation performed with light anaesthetic in 15 minutes.
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Medical termination needs to be performed before 9 weeks. Avoiding delays minimises the outcome.

THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL ABORTION

Medical abortion is the most important advance in reproductive health since the discovery of oral contraceptives. This medication provides women for the first time an alternative and discreet means for early termination of an unwanted pregnancy and has increased a women’s independence by providing greater autonomy and control over their most important reproductive decisions.

Medical abortion was initially approved in 1988 in China and France and then in Great Britain in 1991, in Sweden in 1992 and in other European countries throughout the 1990s. It has since been used by many millions of women worldwide. In USA, up to 2012, more than 1.5 million women had used medical abortion. Studies consistently show that abortion at home is comparable to the same outcome that a clinic provides but avoids harassment, intimidation and embarrassment that often may occur. Furthermore, medical abortion has now been approved up to nine weeks gestation.

Medical abortion is slowly replacing surgical abortion, not just as an alternative, but as a preferred method of pregnancy termination. The trend worldwide is undeniable. In 2015 medical abortions, in England and Wales, accounted for 66% of all abortions less than 9 weeks, doubled since 2005; in Scotland 88% less than 9 weeks. A continued upward trend has been reported in USA; 46% in 2015 which has doubled in just 3 years. In Norway, almost all abortions are now performed medically; in Sweden and Finland around 80% and Denmark and Iceland around 60%. Similar trends are seen in Europe with France standing now at 58%.

At The Tabbot Foundation, we provide telephone consultation with an expert doctor and then an interview with one of our clinical psychologists. If medical termination is considered suitable, we will provide all necessary medications, so you will not have to go to a chemist. Our registered nurse will support you through the process as well as a 24 hour on-call doctor. We will provide follow up until we can confirm that the pregnancy has been terminated.

 

Increasing Access to Abortion With Telemedicine

Medical abortion in Australia: a short history

LATEST NEWS

Safety and efficacy of Medical Abortion

Safety and efficacy of Medical Abortion

Dec 15 2017
This large retrospective cohort study provides evidence that medical termination of pregnancy in very early gestation, when no intrauterine pregnancy can be visualised on ultrasound, is a safe and ..
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Abortion at home (podcast)

Abortion at home (podcast)

Dec 14 2017
BJOG Scientific Editor, Dr Sharon Cameron, discusses papers about termination of pregnancy from our virtual issue (also published in the December 2017 issue) with Dr Dan Stott, BJOG Podcast Lead. The  ..
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Safe and legal abortion (podcast)

Safe and legal abortion (podcast)

Dec 13 2017
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dr Mike Marsh, discusses a number of papers around termination of pregnancy and contraception published in the December issue of BJOG. (Image: Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com).  ..
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