Abortion is a medical intervention that ends a pregnancy. It is also referred to as ‘termination of pregnancy’ or ‘termination.’

We recommend RCOG’s Information About Abortion Care. This information is for you if you are considering having an abortion. It tells you:

  • how you can access abortion services
  • the care you can expect to receive
  • the different abortion procedures you may be offered. These recommendations apply to all abortion services in the UK.