Can I have an abortion if I’m under 16?

If you are under 16 years old and considered able to consent to medical treatment, the law allows you to have an abortion without permission from your parent or carer. We will encourage you to involve an adult for support if that feels safe for you to do.

You do not need to speak to your GP for an abortion referral. You can refer yourself for abortion care by calling 0333 004 6666.