The essentials

This information tells you about an abortion to end a pregnancy. It explains the different types of abortion, how they work, what the risks are, and what to expect afterwards.

The statistics we've included here are based on research studies. But some things, such as the chances of having complications, can vary from hospital to hospital. You may want to talk about this with the doctors and nurses treating you.

This information is about abortions for women who are less than 13 weeks pregnant. More than 9 in 10 women have their abortion in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. However, in the UK, you can legally have an abortion at any time up to your 24th week of pregnancy.

Last updated: Oct 09, 2012