Women's Abortion Clinics in Pretoria
At Tshwane Women’s Medical Center, we are committed to making south African abortion services and pregnancy testing available and accessible to every woman who needs it. We provide one-day abortion services, 2nd trimester abortion care, and medical abortion (the abortion pill).
As one of the best abortion clinics in Pretoria and Johannesburg our staff guides patients with the resources, compassion and medical expertise to make sure they get the quality care that they need. We are committed to helping every woman make the best decision for herself and her loved ones. You can see more detail about our abortion care below.
We also assist patients from outside of the province through our Out Of Town Program,Centurion, Midrand, Sandton, Pretoria East, Pretoria North, Pretoria West among other neighboring towns in Africa.
Our abortion clinic is located in Pretoria central and is easily accessible from Centurion, Hatfield, Mamelodi, Soshanguve, Pretoria north and East. Call us at 0124358138 or 0724877066 to make an appointment, or make an online appointment.
Tshwane women clinic is a fully equipped gynecology office that provides family planning and gynecology services. These services include;
- Birth control
oral contraception "the pill," Depo Provera injections, Ortho Evra patch, and others
- Yearly pap smear
- Testing for sexually transmitted diseases
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes
- HIV testing
- Treatment for vaginal infections
- Treatment for human papilloma virus
(HPV) or genital warts (condylomata)
- Pregnancy Terminations
- Skin Care
- Hips,Breast & Bums Enlargement
- Men's health Problems
- Low libido
The Tshwane women clinic provides legal, safe surgical and non-surgical abortions from the very earliest pregnancies up to 26 weeks of pregnancy (from the first day of the last menstrual period). We strive to support our patients, protect their personal dignity and privacy, and respect their choices during such a difficult and stressful time.
All patients are treated with
individualized, personalized care. A medical history is obtained to
alert the physician to medical conditions and any allergies. We check
patients’ vital signs, and laboratory testing is done to verify the
pregnancy and to check their blood count and Rh blood type. Warm,
courteous professionals counsel each patient extensively on the
benefits, risks, and alternatives of the procedure.
First Trimester Abortions
A first trimester abortion is an abortion done up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. There are two types of abortions that can be performed during the first trimester, a surgical abortion and a chemical abortion.
SURGICAL ABORTIONS- We provide surgical
abortions starting from the very earliest the pregnancy can be seen by
ultrasound. A surgical abortion can be done safely only if the
pregnancy can be definitely seen inside the uterus on careful
ultrasound exam. The lower limit of visualization of a pregnancy by
ultrasound is 5 weeks by menstrual age (approximately 3 weeks after
conception). The surgical abortion method used for first trimester
abortions is known as suction dilatation and curettage (D&C).
During the procedure, the cervical canal is very gently dilated with
sterile dilators, and the uterine contents are gently suctioned out
with sterile, one-use-only, disposable plastic uterine curettes.
CHEMICAL ABORTIONS Menstrual age. In this
method, medications are used to cause the pregnancy to stop growing and
be expelled in a manner similar to a miscarriage. The benefits, side
effects, and alternatives are extensively discussed with each patient
who chooses a non-surgical abortion. While this method may be appealing
to some, it is not the ideal choice for every patient.
Second Trimester Abortions
A second trimester abortion is done between 12-26 weeks of pregnancy. The procedure sometimes can involve two or three consecutive office visits all depends on ultrasound information and patient medical history, although some patients are able to have the procedure in one visit. In both cases, we use only sterilized surgical instruments and sterile, one-use-only, disposable plastic uterine curettes.
During the first step, sterile, disposable laminaria sticks are gently and expertly inserted into the cervix to dilate or open it. Once the laminaria sticks are in place inside the patient’s cervix, a period of time elapses to allow the laminaria sticks to gradually dilate the cervix. The patient usually returns to our office the following morning for the second step of the second trimester abortion.
During the second step of the procedure,
the gynecologist, with special expertise in second trimester abortions,
uses a method called dilatation and evacuation (D&E). D&E is
the safest method for second trimester abortions. In order to increase
the safety for our patients, we always use ultrasound guidance during
every second trimester abortion.
Patients may choose from several methods of anesthesia, including general (asleep), twilight (conscious or awake sedation), and local (awake). For general anesthesia, we utilize very short acting anesthetic agents, which are carefully given at an individualized dose depending on the patient’s weight, response, and length of the procedure. A certified nurse anesthetist administers all anesthesia and is present during all phases of the procedure. Patients are monitored continuously for pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and pulse during the anesthesia, and until she awakens fully from the anesthesia. As an important safety measure, resuscitative equipment is readily available at all time