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Marie Stopes Atlantis: Safe, legal abortions in Cape Town
Marie Stopes Atlantis provides a safe and welcoming space for any woman looking to have an abortion in Cape Town. We provide medical abortions for women between four and nine weeks into their pregnancy, and we render our services in a confidential, non-judgemental space.
We understand that choosing to have an abortion is a deeply personal decision. We also believe that every woman has a right to her own reproductive choices. Whatever your reason for wanting to have an abortion, we’re here to provide all the information you need. We’ll never try to change your mind or insist that you have anyone’s permission for the procedure. Regardless of your age or relationship status, you are free to make the decision on your own. We understand that choosing to have an abortion is a deeply personal decision. We also believe that every woman has a right to her own reproductive choices. Whatever your reason for wanting to have an abortion, we’re here to provide all the information you need. We’ll never try to change your mind or insist that you have anyone’s permission for the procedure. Regardless of your age or relationship status, you are free to make the decision on your own.
At Marie Stopes, all termination procedures are done under the care of qualified doctors and nurses, with all the information provided to you upfront. Read more about our safe abortion procedure.
How to choose the right abortion provider
A quick online search will reveal many ‘cheap’, ‘fast’ and allegedly ‘pain-free’ abortion providers online and maybe even near where you live. These adverts seem so convincing and their promises very tempting. But please don’t be fooled. Many, if not most, of these advertisers are illegal abortion providers who will sell you pills that don’t work or, worse, could make you very ill. You may bleed for hours, experience severe pain, or have no symptoms at all… and at the end of all that, discover that you’re still pregnant.
Surgical abortion procedures carried out by illegal providers are often done so in dangerous, unsterile conditions, and carry a huge amount of risk. They can leave you ill or permanently injured, or worse. No matter what an illegal abortion provider promises you, always refuse to use them. It’s not worth risking your life.
Remember, abortions are legal in South Africa, so there’s no reason to do it illegally. If you’re unsure, check to ensure that your provider is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), like Marie Stopes is.
South Africa’s leading provider of safe, legal abortions
Marie Stopes has helped thousands of South African women to take charge of their reproductive choices through safe abortions, contraceptive advice and a range of sexual healthcare services. We can help you, too. There’s no shame in wanting to make the right decision to suit your lifestyle or your needs, and you’ll always be treated with respect, dignity and care at every one of our health centre units across South Africa.
Find Marie Stopes Atlantis at Wesfleur Hospital Atlantis, Cape Town.
Wesfleur Circle, Atlantis,Cape Town,
Atlantis Nearest Center Hours
Monday to Fridays : 09h00 to 17h00
Saturdays : 08h30 to 13h00
Please call us on 0800 11 77 85 to confirm your local centre’s Saturday schedule.
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
We offer a wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services.
Learn more about each of our services by clicking on one below.
Safe abortion and post-abortion care
Providing access to safe abortion and post-abortion care is at the core of our mission.
We believe that everyone should have the right to choose whether and when to have children, no matter where they live.
HIV & STI Testing
We offer a range of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment services across South Africa.
As a modern woman we know you’re busy with a thousand different things, but it’s important to make your health a priority.
Services For Men
We offer a range of services designed especially for men, including vasectomies and health checks.
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