Safe Abortions in South Africa
Terminating your pregnancy (abortion) is your legal right. Marie Stopes South Africa offers safe abortions for unwanted pregnancies for up to 20 weeks. Our nurses and doctors are accredited professionals and experts in reproductive healthcare. Our work is strictly governed by the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (amended 2008) and we adhere to World Health Organisation Guidelines and protocols set out by Marie Stopes International.
Safe Abortions: Procedures
Marie Stopes South Africa offers two types of safe abortion procedures:
- The Marie Stopes Medical Process (often called the abortion pill)
- The Marie Stopes Procedure (a minor same-day surgical procedure)
Based on the gestation (stage of your pregnancy) our nurses and doctors can recommend what safe abortion procedure is right for you.
View Our Safe Abortion Guide
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Marie Stopes has 17 centres across South Africa that offer safe abortion procedures and support. To make an appointment for a safe abortion book online or call us on 0800 11 77 85.
We know that an unplanned pregnancy can be stressful and that abortions raise a lot of questions. We’ve tried to answer as many of them below in our Frequently Asked Questions section but if there’s something we missed give us a call on 0800 11 77 85 or ask us a question.
Marie Stopes Plus
Marie Stopes South Africa introduces MS Plus a service for our clientele seeking more discreet and personalised abortion care.