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is an abortion free under NHS?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
is an abortion free under NHS? the pill abortion and how would you quallify for it? thank you

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    By definition, everything covered by the NHS is free. But you may have to wait, hence the existence of private abortion clinics.

    By "abortion pill", I assume you mean the morning after pill...which is subject to the usual prescription charges and exemptions...and is available in some chemists over-the-counter.

    Check these out: http://www.thesite.org/info/sex/contraception/emergency_contraception.html http://www.thesite.org/info/sex/other_sex_issues/abortion.html
    http://www.bpas.org/main.asp
    http://www.mariestopes.org.uk/abortion_-_united_kingdom.html
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ok mabeyi didnt ask a clear question but the abortion pill not the mornign after pill but the one that prduces a false miscarrage. can i get it free from the doctors? cause i saw them for like £375 + £50 for consultqation and i dont klnow where to get that money is it free if i go thought the NHS?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In which case you have to go and see your GP and get it arrnaged on the NHS.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i dont know about the abortion pill, but i had a normal early abortion 8 years ago on the NHS when i was 17. it was done under general anaesthetic, i went in early in the morning and came out in the afternoon /evening. they would only keep her in overnight if she didnt have anyone who could keep an eye on her overnight, the same as they do with anything requiring a general anaesthetic.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    by the way, they dont make you wait very long for an abortion as there is a time limit on how late they can do them. i waited about a week or two.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by herbie:
    <STRONG> the abortion pill not the mornign after pill but the one that prduces a false miscarrage. </STRONG>

    A false miscarriage?

    By definition a miscarriage can't be false.

    You should go to the doctors. If you were responsible enough to have sex then you must be responsible enough to take responsibility for your own actions, and therefore you need to see a doctor.

    I have never heard of this kind of pill, but I think it is a bad idea. If you are pregnant there are other options available which it doesn't seem like you have considered.

    Go and see the doctor who will talk through your options. Don't look for miracle answers like this 'pill'.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BumbleBee:
    <STRONG>A false miscarriage?
    By definition a miscarriage can't be false.</STRONG>
    <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    Medically induced abortion, false miscarriage: same difference.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what have the baby!! and then what our lives will be over and when i say false i mean the pill make the body have one but its not natural that kinda false im not sure if miscarragfe is the right word but there are 2 tyopes of abortion the pill kind which you can take before 9 weeks of pergnancy and the surgical
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    surgical abortion sounds bad, but they dont actually cut you open or anything
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kathryn:
    <STRONG>Hi,
    you need to go to your GP who will then arrange an appointment for you at the hospital.
    As someone else has already said they won't make you wait long but will offer you information and someone to talk to about the other options. If you still want an abortion (which you seem quite sure about), then depending on how pregnant you are (can't remember the term!) there are different forms, the pill, the inducive injection and surgical (c-section).

    Goodluck.</STRONG>

    thats not true about surgical abortion meaning a c-section, they NEVER do a c.section for an abortion. a surgical abortion involves them putting a pessary in your vagina which dilates your cervix, they then scrape out the lining of your womb under general anaesthetic.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am pretty sure that you can have n abortion on the NHS. The morning after pill is free to teenagers over the counter now. But after 48 hours It is no use.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Lino:
    <STRONG>I am pretty sure that you can have n abortion on the NHS. The morning after pill is free to teenagers over the counter now. But after 48 hours It is no use.</STRONG>
    Sorry, must correct you there.

    You can have an abortion on the NHS.
    The morning after pill is not free over-the-counter
    It can be used up to 72 hours after sex.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kentish:
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    The morning after pill is not free over-the-counter
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    it is now at boots for 16 year olds <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    BumbleBee wrote: »
    A false miscarriage?

    By definition a miscarriage can't be false.

    You should go to the doctors. If you were responsible enough to have sex then you must be responsible enough to take responsibility for your own actions, and therefore you need to see a doctor.

    I have never heard of this kind of pill, but I think it is a bad idea. If you are pregnant there are other options available which it doesn't seem like you have considered.

    Go and see the doctor who will talk through your options. Don't look for miracle answers like this 'pill'.
    There is a pill that the NHS provide as the first option for early abortion. As far as I am aware it is free on the NHS in majority of cicumstances. This isn't some mirical pill, it is the best way of abortion without side effects and is registered practise. Also do you ever consider the situations that people could have been in, don't be so judgemental.
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    **helen****helen** Deactivated Posts: 9,235 Supreme Poster
    Hey Polo,
    Welcome to the boards. You probably didn't notice that this thread is from 2002 so some of the posters won't be around anymore and the person looking for help has probably long since dealt with the issue. If you had your own query about sex then feel free to post something new in this forum.

    Going to close this thread now. :)
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