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Pregnancy Options

Around one in three women has an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy at some time in their life.

Unplanned pregnancy can leave some women feeling confused and scared, whereas others may feel happy and excited… all these feelings are normal.

Pregnant women have a number of options, and for some making a decision about the pregnancy can be difficult and confusing.

For women who are unsure about their decision, we offer non-judgmental, compassionate and confidential pregnancy counselling. Our pregnancy counselling sessions provide factual information about all the options available to support you to make a decision.

Family Planning is a pro-choice organisation, which means we support individuals to make their own choices. All our doctors and nurses will help you if you decide to choose a termination (abortion).

Please contact us to make a pregnancy counselling appointment (30 minutes with either a doctor or nurse).

It can also be helpful to talk about your options with people who are close to you – your partner, a friend or a family member.

What are my options?

If you are pregnant, you have a range of options, and the choice is up to you.

These options are:

  • continue with the pregnancy and raise the child
  • place the child for adoption
  • terminate the pregnancy (have an abortion)

Family Planning Tasmania believes in everyone’s right to choose and we will support you no matter what your decision. We can help you with referrals whichever option you decide on, and if you are having trouble making a decision we will give you as much information as possible to help you make the choice that is right for you.

Other pregnancy counselling services

The following services provide advice, information and counselling on the full range of pregnancy options:

  • Women’s Health Tasmania. Telephone: (03) 6231 3212.
  • Pulse Youth Health South (for women under 25). Telephone: (03) 6166 1421.
  • The Link Youth Health Service (for women under 26). Telephone: (03) 6231 2927.
  • Women’s Health Information Line (statewide). Telephone: 1800 675 028.

If you would like to speak with one of our friendly doctors we encourage you to make an appointment at a clinic near you.

This content is provided for general information and education purposes only and does not take into account individual circumstances. It is not to be relied on in substitution for specific advice from a medical professional and Family Planning Tasmania does not accept responsibility for such use. Family Planning Tasmania has taken every effort to ensure that the information is up to date and accurate, however information and knowledge is subject to change. Family Planning Tasmania advises that you always consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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