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Abortion Advice

Abortion  •  15 April 2023  • 5 min read

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We know how important it is to be able to find quality, impartial advice when considering your pregnancy and abortion options. Abortion providers like MSI UK will always offer confidential and non-judgemental support should you wish to discuss your decision and learn more about accessing abortion care.

In this blog, we provide information on:

  • Where to find abortion advice
  • Our free and confidential counselling services
  • Other organisations who offer a safe space for you to discuss your decision.

Where to find abortion advice

The most important thing to remember when looking for abortion advice is that abortion providers like MSI UK will always offer impartial, confidential and non-judgemental support, and provide a safe space where you can ask any questions you have. You can get in touch with us whenever you want, even if you haven’t made a decision about whether to access abortion care, and are just looking for more information about your pregnancy options.

You have the right to change your mind about accessing abortion services at any time – even if you have made a booking or had a consultation – and we will support you whether your decision is to continue or end a pregnancy. Abortion providers will also never proceed with treatment unless you are absolutely sure in your decision.

Our call centre agents and clinical teams are available to answer any questions you have and provide surgical and medical abortion advice, including how to access abortion care and what to expect during and after treatment.

There are a number of ways you can get in touch with us if you would like to discuss your abortion options. You can always get in touch should you have any questions about our services, would like to book an appointment or you have had treatment with us and want aftercare support. 

Counselling and abortion care

At MSI Reproductive Choices, we provide free (NHS-funded), confidential counselling services as part of abortion care.

Counselling is the process of talking through your worries with a qualified professional. It is a form of talking therapy that lets you discuss your feelings in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

The counselling team at MSI UK is experienced and qualified to help you explore and manage your thoughts, feelings, and options as you make decisions about your care. Counsellors are approved by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. Our counselling team is available any time if you need to talk before, during and after your treatment, even if your abortion was some years ago. Counselling is available over the phone, whether you are looking to access medical or surgical abortion care. Our call centre agents will discuss our counselling services and can arrange an appointment for you during your first booking call or your consultation.

We’re here to support you.

Find abortion and pregnancy advice from other organisations

In addition to abortion providers, there are a number of organisations who can provide impartial information, support and advice on abortion.

Your GP or local sexual health clinic can provide information about all of your options, signposting to your local abortion provider should you choose to access abortion services.

Brook provides sexual health and pregnancy support and information for under-25s. To find out how to contact Brook and learn more about making a decision about a pregnancy, you can visit their website.

Another organisation who provide abortion support is Abortion Talk – a charity committed to destigmatising abortion, one conversation at a time. As Franki Appleton – Abortion Talk Coordinator – told us, Abortion Talk aims to encourage and facilitate conversations about abortion because ‘these conversations make sure people feel heard, valued, and help them receive the support they want and need’.

Abortion Talk runs a free, confidential Talkline for people to chat freely and anonymously about their views and reflect on their experiences of abortion. It is led by pro-choice volunteers and is available on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7pm – 10pm, on 03330 909 266. People can call as many times as they want.

The Talkline is a safe space to talk, but it is not a counselling service, and the Talkline volunteers are not counsellors. There are no appointments (just call as and when), no identifiable information is taken, and callers may speak to a different volunteer each time. Abortion Talk volunteers may also signpost callers to counselling services if the caller or Talkline volunteer feels that would be beneficial.

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