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How to get an abortion, methods of abortion and abortion aftercare

HSE services and information

How to get an abortion

When you can get an abortion, deciding to have one and where to go

Abortion methods

Information on medical abortion, surgical abortion, abortion after 12 weeks

After an abortion

Abortion side effects, check-up, counselling and aftercare

Risks of an abortion

Possible complications, fertility and future pregnancies

Unplanned pregnancy support services

Information on free telephone and face-to-face counselling services