Where to go

Bay of Plenty abortion services

Tauranga Family Planning Clinic provides medical abortion up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. Surgical abortion up to 14 weeks and 2 days of pregnancy is provided by Lakes DHB at Rotorua hospital (see Lakes pages for more information).

National Abortion Telemedicine Service 

A nationwide early medical abortion by phone service (up to 10 weeks of pregnancy) is also available directly by contacting The Women's Clinic on 0800 ABORTION (0800 226 784) or via the website www.thewomensclinic.net.nz/contact 

The First Step

You can make an appointment at Family Planning for an early medical abortion. You do not need to be referred by another provider. They can also refer you for surgical abortion.


Counselling is available to every patient, but is not compulsory. Post-abortion counselling can be provided on request.

Medical Termination at Tauranga Family Planning

Medical termination is available up to 9 weeks of pregnancy at Tauranga Family Planning.

Medications will be arranged via phone and clinic appointments, then you will miscarry at home. 

Surgical Termination with Rotorua Hospital services

The procedure is done by vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic (awake) up to 14 weeks and 2 days of pregnancy. See Lakes pages for more information.