Can I consent to my own treatment if I’m under 16?

We will make sure that you are fully aware of what is involved with the abortion treatment. You can agree to the treatment yourself if you understand the procedure and the possible risks and complications. You can ask us any questions you have about the abortion and what to expect.

You do not need anyone else’s consent for an abortion. We do encourage you to tell a parent or other adult who can support you. This could be a friend, family member, social worker or anyone else over 18 who you trust.