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From seven weeks up to 13 weeks, a pregnancy can be safely ended by a surgical procedure at EDU.
For more information, take a look at our leaflet on surgical second trimester terminations [PDF, 422 KB].
Termination is a safe and legal procedure in New Zealand with very few serious complications. Since 1978, when legal terminations became available in New Zealand, no woman has died as a direct result of a termination.
With all operations, complications can occur. The most common complications are:
About five in 100 women who have a surgical termination will need medical attention and some may require admission to hospital for further treatment. A doctor will discuss the risks with you.
For more information about what you can expect during and after a surgical termination, take a look at our information leaflet on second trimester surgical abortion [PDF, 639 KB].
If you feel unwell after your abortion, ring your GP or Family Planning Clinic. Look out for the following symptoms:
Following the procedure, you may wish to consider your contraception options(). You can discuss this with your doctor.