FAQ’s

Yes, Hampton Park Women’s Health Care is accessible by a number of bus routes, including 863, 891, 892 and 893. Please refer to the Public Transport Victoria journey planner tool to plan your visit. Alternatively, you may consider using Shebah − a ride-sharing platform for females with female-only drivers.

No, when performed by a trained medical professional, an abortion will not affect your fertility in the future. Visit The Women’s Royal Hospital website for more information on fertility.

We recommend abstaining form sexual intercourse for at least one week, or two weeks it you’re still experiencing bleeding.

Strenuous activity and exercise can resume after 1 to 2 weeks. Baths should be avoided while you’re still experiencing bleeding

No, your parents do not need to be informed. As a patient at our clinic, you have the right to have your personal information kept private and confidential. However, we recommend you inform someone close to you such as a friend to ensure you have someone there on the day for support.

In Victoria, there is no age of consent for an abortion. The only state in Australia to have an age of consent is Western Australia, which requires parental notification for those under 16 years.

When you can resume work will ultimately depend on the nature of your job. Jobs that require strenuous activity should be resumed after 1 to 2 weeks, while office based jobs can be resumed sooner. Our staff will advise you on when you should be able to return to your specific role.

Yes, if you wish to have an IUD inserted for future birth control, we can do this during the procedure.

No, we recommend that you arrange alternative care for your children to assist with your recovery.

The time an abortion takes can vary depending on a number of different factors, including how far along the pregnancy is and whether a surgical needs to be performed. Your doctor will inform you beforehand of the estimated length of your procedure.

There are some risks involved with surgical abortion, including damage to the womb or cervix, infection, and uterine perforation. However, these complications are rare, and surgical abortion is considered to be the safest option for most patients.

While there is a small chance of retained tissue and continued pregnancy, this is very rare. Our doctors will confirm you’re no longer pregnant at a follow up appointment at our clinic after your procedure.

If you’re undergoing a surgical abortion, you will need to fast. The fasting period is usually from midnight until the time of your appointment. If you’re undergoing a medical abortion, there is no need to fast.

Hampton Park Women’s Health Care offers termination of pregnancy counselling in a friendly and supportive environment, helping you to come to the decision that’s right for you.

Yes, of course. Our friendly and supportive staff will do all we can to assist you, including offering counselling and providing medical evidence to police if desired.