Finding out you’re pregnant can lead to different feelings and emotions. For some, deciding to have an abortion may be clear. For others, the decision may be difficult, confusing and at times overwhelming. When considering an abortion, think about your feelings, your values and your beliefs. Sometimes, there is no perfect decision. Instead, you may choose to decide on what best fits your situation at the time.
Considering an abortion
Abortion is legal in Victoria. If you are considering an abortion, remember you have the right to make this choice. You are the best judge of how you will cope and what you need to make this decision.Learn more
Comparing abortion experiences
In Victoria, abortion is legally available up to 24 weeks of pregnancy and, in certain situations, after this. If you are considering an abortion, the sooner you look for help and advice, the more options you may have.Learn more
Early medical abortion
Early medical abortion is an option available up to 9 weeks pregnancy. It is safe, effective and legal. Before deciding on an early medical abortion, it's important to understand what to expect, how to prepare and any complications that may occur.Learn more
Surgical abortion is a safe, legal and common way to end a pregnancy. Surgical abortion is safe when performed by a trained medical professional. However, all surgery has some risks.Learn more
Supporting your partner or friend
This information is for those who are supporting their partner’s decision to have an abortion. If your partner is undecided about their unplanned pregnancy, you may find it useful to read our fact sheet Abortion: supporting your partner or friend.Learn more
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