Category: Abortion pills in New Zealand

Abortion pills in New Zealand

It is the safest method to terminate an early pregnancy. Medicine is used to target the fetus, cut off nutrients from it, and expel it from the uterus. The body of the woman is not violated at all, and it is very safe as all it does is similar to triggering your menstrual cycle to start again. But buy  Abortion pills in New Zealand at +27638167664

Medical Abortions (the abortion pill) in New Zealand

This is a safe and effective option from 4 up to 10 weeks  gestation

  • We first review you and your pregnancy to make sure it will be safe and effective
  • And also, We will explain how to take it and what to expect
  • We make sure it has worked on a follow-up

Where can I go for abortion services in New Zealand?

You must have a referral from a doctor to access the abortion system.

Abortions must be performed at licensed institutions, which are usually attached to public hospitals. There is also one private not for profit abortion clinic in Auckland.

Services vary widely between districts. Most regional centres offer surgical abortions up to 14 weeks, and medical abortions up to 9 weeks. Main centres offer abortions up to 18 or 20 weeks, and beyond 20 weeks if you meet the criteria. Smaller districts can refer patients to main centers for abortions at later gestations.

What is the cost of an abortion in New Zealand?

If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or if you have a two-year visa, abortions are covered under the public health service. If you are not eligible for the public health service, private care is available at a cost from $1200 – $2500 NZD.

What are the legal and safe drugs available in New Zealand?

Myfegymiso (Mifepristone / Misoprostol) is the usual means of medical abortion.

Can I buy abortion pills at a pharmacy in New Zealand?

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Can I buy abortion pills online in New Zealand?

Accessing abortion outside the public or private health systems is illegal. A pregnant person who accesses medical abortion pills for themselves faces a maximum penalty of $200 fine. A person who accesses medical abortion pills for someone else faces a maximum penalty of 7 years imprisonment.

Who can I contact for additional abortion information and support in New Zealand?

  • See this website:
  • Or contact Family Planning:
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How long does it take for the process to be completed?

You will need at least 1 visit. Some women may require 2-3 visits. 95% of patients doing a medical abortion using Mifepristone will be completed in the first week. Bleeding usually starts within 30 minutes to 3-4 hours after using the Misoprostol and may be heavy for 4-8 hours. You may continue to have some bleeding or spotting for a few weeks. There is a 5% chance of a delayed reaction. This does not mean you need surgery but does make the process take longer as you may require more medication and time to pass the tissue.

Is abortion legal in New Zealand?

Abortion is illegal in New Zealand unless two certifying consultants approve.

Certifying consultants can approve an abortion up to 20 weeks gestation if:

  • There is serious danger to the life, physical, or mental health of the pregnant person
  • There is a substantial risk of serious mental or physical disability for the child if born
  • The pregnancy is the result of incest
  • The woman or girl is severely subnormal

After 20 weeks, abortion is only available to prevent serious, permanent harm to the mental or physical health of the pregnant person.

The laws around abortion in New Zealand have not changed materially since 1977. As a result, the law does not take early medical abortions into account. Patients must take both medical abortion drugs in an institution licensed to provide abortions. They can go home after taking each set of pills (Mifepristone / Misoprostol).

What are the different abortion services available in New Zealand?

With the approval of two certifying consultants, you can access surgical and medical abortions up to 20 weeks, or later if you meet the criteria. Early medical abortion is available up to the end of the ninth week.

The availability of services varies between districts.

Who can perform abortions in New Zealand?

Abortions must be performed by doctors at licensed institutions.
You must have a referral from a doctor to access the abortion system. Your GP, Family Planning, or a sexual health clinic can refer you. But Your doctor can refuse to refer you on grounds of ‘conscientious objection’.  If they do, you can seek referral from another doctor, or from Family Planning or a sexual health clinic.

Our Services

We offer IUD insertions, surgical abortions up to 24 weeks’ gestation, and medical abortions up to 10 weeks’ gestation. Our services are free under OHIP, and we often have same or next-day availability.

Abortion is safer than delivery

The risks of abortion (failure to complete the procedure, retained products after the procedure, bleeding, infection, damage to the womb, infertility, or possible death, for example) are the same as the risks of delivering a newborn.

The difference between abortion and delivery is that these risks occur far less often after abortions than they do after deliveries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, from 1998 to 2001, the most common complications associated with pregnancy ‒ including high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, and mental health conditions ‒ happened more often in women who had a live birth than those who got an abortion. The Turnaway Study confirmed these findings as well.

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