Early Medical Abortion Service

The Western Trust suspended their early medical abortion service in April 2021. As abortion services have not been commissioned in Northern Ireland, all Trusts have a lack of resources at present. Therefore, they will not accept referrals from people living outside of their Trust area.


  • Accessing Early Medical Abortion Services

    The Western Trust suspended their early medical abortion service in April 2021. As abortion services have not been commissioned in Northern Ireland, all Trusts have a lack of resources at present. Therefore, they will not accept referrals from people living outside of their Trust area.

    Affected areas include, Derry/Londonderry, Limavady, Omagh, Enniskillen and Strabane. Women living in these areas who wish to access early medical abortion services have the following options:

    • Access abortion care in England through the central booking system provided by MSI Reproductive Choices. This service will organise a medical consultation on the telephone with a doctor prior to travel to England. Both the travel and abortion treatment are funded by the UK Government. You can access this service by calling 0333 234 2184.
    • Access abortion care in Ireland. You would have to pay privately to do so and the cost would be in the region of €450. You can contact MyOptions or the IFPA to discuss accessing care.
  • Beyond 10 Weeks

    If the gestation of your pregnancy is beyond 10 weeks, or you cannot be treated locally, abortion services can still be accessed in England. There is no cost to access abortion care in England and the central booking system is provided by MSI Reproductive Choices. You can access this service by calling 0333 234 2184.

  • Pregnancy Choices Counselling

    Sometimes when faced with an unplanned or crisis pregnancy it is difficult to discuss it with family and friends. This can leave you feeling vulnerable and isolated at a time when you need support. We can help you by providing non-directive pregnancy choices counselling support and information on all your options.

    To make an appointment with one of our counsellors please call 028 9031 6100.

  • Post Pregnancy Counselling

    With over 30 years’ experience, ICNI also provide post pregnancy counselling for those who have experienced pregnancy loss – either through abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth – have experienced a traumatic birth or suffer from postnatal depression or anxiety.

    To make an appointment with one of our counsellors please call 028 9031 6100.

  • Get in Touch

    For information regarding early medical abortion or to discuss counselling, please contact the British Pregnancy Advisory Service – www.bpas.org

    If you are less than 10 weeks pregnant (no more than 9 weeks and 6 days since the first day of your last period) – call 03457 30 40 30.

    If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant, you can access free abortion care in England – call 0333 234 2184.

    MSI Reproductive Choices UK cover the Western Trust area;

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