Marie Stopes UK
Marie Stopes International is the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK.
We specialise in abortion treatments, advice and support for women considering their pregnancy options. We also have vasectomy, contraception and counselling services.
Patients are able to self-refer to Marie Stopes without the need for a GP appointment.
Clinics are open and running as normal, offering medical abortions up to 9 weeks and 6 days. We are observing social distancing within our clinics, keeping patients and staff as safe as possible.
We aim to provide initial consultations within 48 hours
In addition, following the recent change in legislation our “tele-medicine” service (at home abortion pills) is fully operational. This refers to the use of telemedicine to deliver early medical abortion with the home use of mifepristone. Eligibility for this abortion option means the woman meets the safety criteria to allow for a medical abortion without a scan and is assessed during our consultation process. These “at home abortion pills” are posted to the patients home address or can be collected from our clinic if that is the patient’s preference. Patients who are not eligible for this service (i.e. those with safeguarding or more complex clinical needs) are still able to receive face-to-face care at a clinic of their choosing. This service is available free of charge.
Please see the following video and poster which helps explain this new service -
The clinic we have in Dorset currently operates every Wednesday and Thursday from the Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre in Poole. We also expect to re-open/re-locate our Bournemouth clinic very shortly.
In addition we are able to offer Dorset women access to our clinics in Westbury (Wiltshire) and Bristol. Indeed, we are able to offer patients a choice of clinics across England.
A full list of clinic locations can be found here
We have a confidential telephone line - 0345 450 3964 which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can visit our website for more information - Marie Stopes UK