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Unwanted pregnancy and choosing abortion

Abortion is a sensitive subject. In the Netherlands but also in neighbouring countries. Dutch clinics allow abortion up to 22 weeks. There are many girls and women who come to the Netherlands from abroad for abortion treatment. This may be for various reasons, for example because abortion is not allowed in their home country or because the care there is not sufficient.

In the Netherlands, abortion is legal and is considered medical treatment. Women coming from abroad for an abortion can go to Abortion Clinics Amsterdam & Haarlem. It is important to know that there are some rules and conditions attached to having an abortion in the Netherlands, though.

Abortion if you are under 16 years of age

If a girl is under 16 and has an unwanted pregnancy, the consent of at least one of the parents is required for abortion treatment. This is a legal requirement to protect the underage girl and ensure that there is no pressure from others in making this important decision.

However, if it is not possible for the minor to obtain this consent, abortion clinics can help find a solution. The manner in which the pregnancy is terminated depends on how many weeks the girl or woman is pregnant.

Together with an expert, the most appropriate method is considered when it comes to abortion, or terminating the pregnancy.  In any case, an overnight stay at the clinic is never necessary.

What treatments are offered for unwanted pregnancy?

If you have an unwanted pregnancy, there are different treatments available depending on the length of the pregnancy. If the pregnancy is between 5 and 9 weeks, you can opt for the abortion pill. If the pregnancy is between 5 and 12 weeks, suction curettage is an option. If the pregnancy is between 13 and 22 weeks, you can opt for abortion day treatment. It is very important that you make your own choice of treatment and take your time to think about it carefully, especially when it comes to unwanted pregnancy.

Abortion Clinic Haarlem and Abortion Clinic Amsterdam are there to advise and treat you. They listen without judging and help you make the best choice for you. After treatment, aftercare and advice on the best contraception to prevent another unwanted pregnancy is also provided. The cost of abortion treatment is fully reimbursed for women living/working in the Netherlands from the Long-Term Care Act and your health insurer will not be notified of the treatment.