Worried about pregnancy?
I think I might be pregnant?
Everyone has different reactions to finding out they are pregnant, some may be very happy whilst others may feel worried and in shock. Everybody will need time to think and information about what to do next. Making a decision may be easy for some but others may find it really hard.
If you think you might be pregnant but not sure, it is important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. You can buy pregnancy tests in pharmacies and supermarkets or you can alternatively go to your GP or to a contraception and sexual health service.
If you are pregnant and less than 24 weeks pregnant there are three options available to you and you have the right to choose any one of them
-Continue with the pregnancy and raise the child
-continue with the pregnancy and place the child for adoption
-end the pregnancy by having an abortion
If you need help or advice on what to do next, you can come to WISE to speak to a nurse or doctor or ring the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS); it is important to speak to someone as soon as possible.
What is an abortion?
Abortion is when a pregnancy is ended so that it doesn't result in the birth of a child. Sometimes it is called 'termination of pregnancy'.
What should I do if I want an abortion?
If you do not want to continue the pregnancy or if it is not possible for you to have the baby, BPAS is the Abortion provider in Wiltshire. If you’re considering getting an abortion you can speak to your GP, contact WISE on 01722 425120 or ring the BPAS Action Line 03457 30 40 30.
Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks of pregnancy but the earlier you contact services, the more choices you have available to you. Most abortion services are paid for by the NHS, it is also possible to refer yourself to a private clinic and pay to have an abortion.
There are two types of abortion, medical and surgical. Which type you have may be dependent on how advanced your pregnancy is, amongst other things, you can find more information about the different types of abortion by clicking here
Opening times for Department of Sexual Health, Salisbury District Hospital (GUM)
- Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
- Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:30
- Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
- Thursday: 09:00 - 17:30
- Friday: 09:00 - 12:00
- Saturday: CLOSED
- Sunday: CLOSED
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