Chapter 10 – Pregnancy Options

Induced Abortion

Legal considerations

Abortion is lawful in every state and territory in Australia, although the exact laws regarding gestational limit and consent process vary so it is important to be familiar with the local legal framework if providing abortion services (see Abortion in Chapter 19: Legal Considerations in Reproductive and Sexual Health). Providing information regarding abortion and arranging referral to a provider is considered part of usual health care in Australia and well within the scope of general practice and other health services.

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Abortion providers (and costs)

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Investigations to consider:

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