Abortion

An abortion or pregnancy termination is a safe and common method of ending a pregnancy, and be either surgical or medical depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant.

At Gynaecology Centres Australia, we provide safe, legal and non-judgmental pregnancy termination to women, providing comprehensive, concise and unbiased information to a woman considering termination of pregnancy.

For more information on these, choices please see below.

Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortions can be performed (up to 14 weeks from the first day of last menstrual period). The procedure has a very high success rate (over 99%), and while you can expect to be with us for 3 – 4 hours the actual procedure is generally completed within 5 – 10 minutes. Anaesthesia is required, the doctor performs the procedure while you are asleep making it painless.

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Medical Abortion

Medical abortions can only be performed in early pregnancy. The procedure has a high success rate (95% – 98%), and doesn’t require anaesthesia. A medical abortion resembles a miscarriage with mild to moderate pain and bleeding to be expected.

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Enquire confidentially with our team for more information, or make a booking online now.

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Abortion Costs

For many people faced with making the decision to terminate a pregnancy the cost of the procedure is also of concern.

The cost of a termination is made up of different components. For example the consultation, ultrasound, pathology fees and in the case of surgical termination the procedure itself and sedation. At all GCA clinics, if you have a current Medicare card, then Medicare will cover more than 50% of the cost of surgical termination.

If you are not an Australian citizen with Medicare your private medical insurer may cover some of your costs. Enquiry should be made directly with your insurer.

As we are continually booked because of our reputation, we now only take payment on the day.

If you would like to discuss the cost of abortion or have any questions please call us on 02 9585 9599.

Abortion Options

Please see below for our abortion pricing. Please note these prices are based on the lowest price available.  The price may change depending on the location you live in, gestation, whether you have Medicare, and more.

Surgical Abortion

FROM

$450

Very high success rate > 99%

Anaesthesia required. Intravenous sedation is most commonly used, and is a very safe type of anaesthesia

A doctor performs the procedure and the procedure is done whilst you are asleep making it painless

Medical Abortion

FROM

$520

High success rate 95 – 98%

Anaesthesia not required (however there is 2-5% failure and a surgical abortion may be necessary)

Resembles a miscarriage. Pain and bleeding are variable from mild to moderate to severe

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Enquire confidentially with our team for more information, or make a booking online now.

(02) 9585 9599Online Booking

Abortion FAQs

A first trimester termination is a very straightforward, quick-to-perform and safe procedure. It is approximately 10 times safer than natural childbirth when compared in worldwide studies. It takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes and is most commonly performed in conjunction with a very safe intravenous anaesthetic. Approximately a third of all Australian women have at least one termination of pregnancy.

The evidence suggests where termination of pregnancy is available within the law that uncomplicated termination of pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of infertility. In fact, you may easily get pregnant again after a termination of pregnancy, even before your next period. Other gynaecological conditions may affect future fertility (such as sexually transmitted infections, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, etc) but there is no association with termination of pregnancy.

A termination of pregnancy is most commonly performed whilst you are sedated. You will not be aware during the procedure and therefore you will have no pain. You may or may not experience some menstrual-type cramps after the procedure, which may be relieved with simple analgesia.

Tests for infection are taken at the time of the procedure and you will be contacted within a few days after the procedure if you require more antibiotics. There is no conclusive evidence from any medical studies that avoiding tampons, intercourse, swimming or taking a bath reduces the chance of infection after termination of pregnancy. Tampons may be used when the bleeding settles but should always be changed frequently.

Screening for infection at the time of the procedure allows for notification and treatment of partners if infection is identified, which has benefits in prevention of reinfection.

Bleeding afterwards may be variable. Bleeding may last only a few days or it may last for 2 weeks. If it lasts that long it shouldn’t be heavier than a normal period. Sometimes you may have no bleeding at all. Sometimes you may not bleed initially or it could be quite light then it may become heavier between day 3 to 6. There may be accompanying pain and cramps during this time and the loss could be in the form of clots. This may last a few days then it should settle down. This can happen even if the pregnancy was early. Bleeding may then stop and start and be dark brown until the next period. Spotting can occur in the first few cycles on the Pill. The next normal period is usually expected 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.

Nausea should subside over the next few days and should be gone by 1 week. Breast enlargement or tenderness may take a couple of weeks to subside. A urine pregnancy test may still be positive for two to three weeks after the procedure.

It is not unusual to experience a feeling of depression after any operation or stressful situation ‘ not just because of a pregnancy termination. This may start a few days after but shouldn’t last long, especially if there are no pre-existing psychological problems. The extensive literature review of the psychological consequences of termination of pregnancy indicates that legal and voluntary termination of pregnancy rarely causes immediate or lasting negative psychological consequences in healthy women, especially where there is partner or parental support. On the other hand, long-lasting, negative effects on both mothers and their children are reported where termination of pregnancy has been denied.

You may get pregnant again even before your next period so it is important to start contraception as soon as possible. If the Pill is the chosen method of contraception, you should start it the day after the procedure in the appropriate section rather than waiting until your next period. If you choose to have an injection for contraception, you may have the injection when you see your doctor for a check-up in 10 to 14 days but you should abstain from intercourse during this time. If an intrauterine device is to be inserted, you should wait until your second period. The first period comes in 4 to 6 weeks but it may be a little heavier and more painful than usual.

You may feel slightly drowsy for some time after the procedure. Therefore for the rest of the day it is important to NOT drive a motor vehicle, operate machinery, consume alcohol, take any drugs not prescribed, sign any important documents, do anything that requires big decisions, etc.

We recommend a check-up with the local doctor in 10 to 14 days. Of course, if there are any concerns or things are not as expected, we may be contacted at any time. We are available 24 hours a day for emergency contact.

Yes. All medical information is regarded as confidential, irrespective of the medical condition. Clerical staff will ask, when making appointment, whom may be contacted, if necessary. Medicare Australia also maintains strict confidentiality.

No. However, we do encourage developing a relationship with a general practitioner for any future health issues, but if you feel uncomfortable discussing your condition with your GP, then you may refer yourself to us.If you would like to see your GP first, then download our Referral Brochure and take it with you to your GP appointment. Referral Brochure

The consultation is conducted with only you and the doctor, but we encourage a partner or support person to join you in recovery after the procedure in a private recovery bay. There are no legal requirements for a partner to consent or object to a termination of pregnancy.

No. There has been a debate about a possible association between abortion and breast cancer, but the quality of medical studies have varied and results have been inconsistent. A comprehensive analysis of data from 53 studies (83,000 women with breast cancer) concluded that ‘pregnancies that end as a spontaneous or induced abortion do not increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer’. The Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK and US support the statement.

Our Clinic Locations

Gynaecology Centres Australia can perform surgical or medical abortions at any of our NSW abortion clinic locations below.