What to expect
We want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible when you come for an abortion.
Therefore, our team will be there to support you at every step.
When you book your appointment with us, you will have the option of having a consultation by phone or face-to-face. During your consultation, we will explain your abortion care options.
What happens during your consultation
We will ask about your medical history to make sure the treatment is safe for you. It is very important that you inform us about any health problems you may have, as well as the medications or psychotropic drugs you are taking.
In order to help you better, we will ask you what your reasons are for wanting an abortion. If at any time you are not sure of your decision, we can make an appointment with one of our advisors. Continuing with the treatment is only your decision and we will support you in whatever you decide. Any information you provide us will remain confidential.
Your consultation is also a good time to discuss contraception, as you could get pregnant again almost immediately after the abortion if you are not using contraception. We can talk to you about different options and help you find something that works well for you.
More information on contraception
What Happens During Your Medical Evaluation
During your consultation, your health will be assessed to make sure you are well enough to continue your treatment.
This evaluation consists of an ultrasound, your general health, blood pressure control, blood tests, and tests to detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs). During your appointment, we will explain these tests to you, how you will receive your results, and answer any questions you may have.
To assess how many weeks pregnant you are, we will perform an ultrasound. Ultrasounds are completely safe and painless, and are generally performed in the abdomen, although if your pregnancy is very early, we may need to perform an ultrasound to obtain clearer images. We will not show you the scanned images on the screen during this process, however if you feel like you would like to see the images you may ask.
Blood pressure and heart rate
Before a surgical abortion, we will verify that your blood pressure and pulse are at a safe level. We understand that times of stress or anxiety can affect blood pressure and pulse. If your pulse and blood pressure are high, we may suggest that you walk around a bit or sit down to try to relax. When you feel more relaxed, we can retest your blood pressure.
During your abortion treatment appointment, we may screen you for the following blood conditions:
- Negative rhesus
We may test your blood to see if it is Rhesus negative (RhD negative). If you are RhD negative, you will be offered an anti-D immune globulin injection and this will be explained in more detail at your appointment.
We will test your blood for signs of anemia (fewer red blood cells than normal). This is to see if a referral is needed before the abortion, for example, for iron supplements to be prescribed.
- Sickle cell disease
If you are identified as being at risk for sickle cell anemia, your blood sample will be tested for it. Sickle cell anemia is usually found during pregnancy and is a blood disorder that affects blood cells. We take this into account when we make sure treatment is safe for you and to see if a referral is needed before the abortion.
If you’ve had sex without a condom, you could be at risk for a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
If we offer these tests to you, we strongly recommend that you take them as a precautionary measure.
Some STIs do not have any symptoms, but even non-symptomatic STIs can be passed on to sexual partners.
Screening for STIs is important so that you can treat any infection as soon as possible to avoid long-term effects.
Looking for more information about our abortion services?
Here you will find answers to the questions people ask most frequently. If you can’t find the information you need, call us at (+34) 934 529 930
Consent to your abortion
Before you consent to your abortion, we will explain to you all the known side effects, risks, and possible complications of your abortion treatment.
If you have any questions, a doctor will be able to answer them for you, so feel free to speak up on any topic.
You will be asked to read a consent form to say that you understand all the potential risks and what the treatment will look like.
We will not proceed with abortion treatment unless you are sure of your decision. We have counselors with whom you can speak on the phone before your appointment if you wish.
If there is something that worries you after an abortion, either physically or emotionally, we are here to help. You can call our post-abortion hotline at any time at (+34) 93 452 99 30 .
More information on contraception
Making the decision that’s right for you
Before deciding whether to go ahead with an abortion, it can be helpful to be as informed as possible. We’ve compiled some information about abortion that we hope you’ll find helpful here.
Legal abortion and your rights
The current law recognizes the freedom of women to have an abortion. Spanish women can freely interrupt their pregnancies up to 14 weeks and in some cases up to 22 weeks.
Preparing for your abortion
Once you’ve booked your treatment with us, we’ll help you prepare for your appointment. Read tips on what to bring, how to arrange travel, guidance on eating and drinking before your treatment, and more.
A cost guide
Over 70% de of our patients have their abortion funded by the NHS (National Health System). You can also pay privately if you prefer, or if you are not eligible for NHS funding.
We have over 35 years of experience supporting French women to have a legal abortion in Spain, and we understand what to consider before travelling.
Tips for Companions
If you are a partner, friend or family member of someone who is having an abortion, here are some tips on how you can support her.