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).

The First Step

To be referred you can see a GP,  Family Planning doctor or the Bay of Plenty Sexual Health Clinic.

They will talk to you and organise some essential blood and swab tests, offer you a counselling appointment. If you are interested in medical abortion they will refer you to the Family Planning clinic, if you are later in pregnancy or prefer surgical abortion you will be referred to Rotorua hospital in Lakes DHB.


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.

You will be required to take the medicines at the clinic, but will return home for the miscarriage to occur.

The clinic offers this service one day a week.

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.