Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy?
In this section we have aimed to reflect the experiences of women and their need for clear, impartial and evidence-based information on the choices they can make for the difficult decision to continue or terminate their unplanned pregnancy.
Abortion: the myths
Have you ever searched for information on abortion on the internet? If you have, your search results may return websites with conflicting and sometimes inaccurate information.Learn more
A woman-centred guide
This guide takes a woman-centred approach to pregnancy options.Learn more
How to make a decision
Decision-making is a skill that often involves some hard work and can be a short or lengthy process. For some women, making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy might be the hardest decision they've had to make so, for others it may be quite easy.Learn more
Pregnancy options counselling
Finding out you have an unplanned pregnancy can leave you feeling confused and unsure of what to do. Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk to a trained health professional in a safe and confidential environment about yourLearn more
Unplanned pregnancy in violent & abusive relationships
Women in relationships that aren't supportive, or could be described as abusive or violent often say that these relationships affect them and their decisions when pregnant. This can be difficult and confusing.Learn more
Pregnancy as a result of sexual assault
‘Sexual assault’ is defined by the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) as ‘any sexual behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable, frightened or threatened’.Learn more
Abortion – supporting your partner
This information is for men who are supporting their partner’s decision to have an abortion. If your partner is undecided about her unplanned pregnancy, you may find it useful to read our fact sheet Unplanned pregnancy – information for men.Learn more
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