Central Access Point

On 22 October 2019 abortion was decriminalised in Northern Ireland and a new framework enabling lawful access to services came into effect from 31 March 2020.

Following the introduction of the new regulations an interim early medical abortion service (up to 9 weeks and 6 days) is now available in Northern Ireland. This is being provided through existing sexual and reproductive health services in the Belfast, Northern, Southern and Western Trust areas.

Accessing this healthcare will involve attending a local Health and Social Care clinic to take the first abortion pill, mifepristone, while the second set of pills, misoprostol, will be taken at home. Women and pregnant people from across Northern Ireland can access this interim service.

To facilitate this Informing Choices NI is acting as the Central Access Point in order to provide a local pathway to this local abortion care.

If your gestation is under 10 weeks and you do not wish to continue with the pregnancy, or you wish to discuss your pregnancy choices further, please call the Central Access Point on 028 9031 6100. This helpline is staffed from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

For abortion services beyond 10 weeks please contact the UK government funded Central Booking System provided by BPAS on 0333 234 2184.

Informing Choices NI will also continue to provide Pregnancy Choices and Post Pregnancy Counselling.

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