When you find out about an unplanned pregnancy, you may experience feelings ranging from shock and excitement, through to grief and anxiety.
It’s important to remember that you have options.
A healthcare provider or counselling service can provide up-to-date information and advice to help you address your feelings and concerns, know your rights and make a fully informed decision to either:
There are services available that can help you explore and resolve issues relating to your:
Family planning advice and counselling services can be accessed through:
You can also access information and advice from:
From 3 December 2018, the Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018 ('the Act') will ensure terminations of pregnancy are treated as a health issue rather than a criminal issue. The Act:
The purpose of the Act is to enable reasonable and safe access by women to terminations of pregnancy and to regulate the conduct of registered health practitioners in relation to terminations.