Termination of pregnancy


If you have made the decision to terminate your pregnancy, you will be asked to attend an appointment where our team will talk about your decision and discuss what options are available to you.

More on what we do

Referrals are taken through your GP, or the local family planning service. You can't self-refer to this service.

When attending the clinic, you will be seen by one of our team of nursing staff and some details taken. You will then have an ultrasound scan to determine your gestation (how far along the pregnancy is).

One of our clinical nurse specialists will then talk to you about the options available.


Treatment options include:

  • Termination of the pregnancy by medical abortion, where you take two medications, usually 24 to 48 hours apart, to induce a miscarriage.
  • Surgical abortion, where you have a minor day case procedure to remove the pregnancy. You can usually go home soon afterwards. Termination is performed up to 12 weeks gestation.

If you request a termination at 12 weeks’ gestation or less, you will be seen in the clinic. Outside of this, you will likely be referred to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS).

Our team

These clinics are led by clinical nurse specialists, who are supported by healthcare assistants.

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Clinic 2, Level 1, Centre for Women’s Health, RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Contact us

Call us on 01392 406503.

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Children and young people

If you are under 16 years of old, we usually do not need to notify your parents.

Please note that information about an abortion doesn't go on your medical record.


There are two nurse-led clinics per week for consultation, where patients are counselled, consented and given a choice (where applicable) for medical or surgical procedures.

Supporting you

We have a women’s health counselling service.

They can be contacted on 01392 406678 or rde-tr.cwhcounsellors@nhs.net

There is an answerphone but leave a message and your call will be returned.

Information for healthcare professionals

Referrals are taken from GP, Family planning or Health care professionals.


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