Rotorua Hospital - ABORTION SERVICES

Rotorua Hospital
Abortion Services


(Termination of Pregnancy)

 


When pregnancy is ended by medical or surgical means, it is called an abortion or termination of pregnancy.

Rotorua Hospital provides surgical abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy and medical abortion up to 9 weeks at the Rangiora clinic.


The First Step


To be seen or referred to the abortion service at Rangiora Clinic Rotorua Hospital you can do one of the following:


• Ring the nurses at the Rangiora Clinic and the nurse will provide you with more information and can arrange your appointments


Contact numbers - 0800 726 447, 027 615 3547 or 07 349 7918 or


• see your GP or nurse and ask for a referral or

• be seen at Rotovegas Youth Health Rotorua (free for 15-24 year olds) by phoning (07) 343 1013 or

• be seen at Anamata Café Taupo (under 25 year olds) 07 376 0098 or

• See your school nurse or

• The nurses at Te Ohomai health clinic

The doctors and nurses will talk to you and organise some essential blood and swab tests. They will also help you make a decision whether to have a medical or surgical abortion.


Contraception


The abortion clinic will be able to discuss and provide you with contraception at the time of your abortion. There are many different types of contraception currently available in New Zealand.


Counselling


Counselling is offered to all women and the nurses will arrange for counselling services.. Post abortion counselling appointments are also available.


Follow-up


Follow-up is provided by the abortion service and/or the person who referred you. After an abortion the nurses provide you with the phone numbers for follow –up


Contact Information


Abortion Service
Rangiora Clinic
Rotorua Hospital
Cnr Arawa and Ranolf Street
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua


Phone: 0800 726 447, 027 615 3547, 07 349 7918
Fax: (07) 349 7945
tops@lakesdhb.govt.nz
8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Useful websites for further information


http://www.familyplanning.org.nz/advice/abortion/the-law-around-abortion

http://abortion.org.nz/

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion