About the Marie Stopes centre in Cape Town
The Cape Town branch of Marie Stopes is situated at 91 Bree Street in the city centre, and has been in operation since 1993. It offers a complete range of sexual healthcare services for men and women, including:
- Safe abortions up to 20 weeks
- Contraceptive advice and methods
- Pregnancy counselling and care
- HIV and STI counselling and testing
- Pap smears
All of these services are provided in a private and non-judgemental environment by highly trained nurses and doctors. Each of them is registered with the Healthcare Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and each has undergone extensive training to provide these services, including safe, legal abortions.
Safe abortions at Marie Stopes Cape Town
In South Africa, it is legal to have an abortion up to 20 weeks into the pregnancy (and later if the pregnancy is causing health complications to the mother, or the foetus is severely malformed).
Marie Stopes Cape Town deals with abortions up to 20 weeks. Our abortions are performed in a safe, sterile environment by qualified professionals, and your health and wellbeing is our top priority at every step.
This is not the case with illegal abortion providers, who often operate in unsterile environments and practice dangerous techniques that could leave you seriously ill or even jeopardise your life. Illegal abortions can result in severe bleeding, uterine perforation, tearing of the cervix, severe damage to the genitals and abdomen, internal infection of the abdomen or blood poisoning. Moreover, there could be medium-term complications ranging from reproductive tract infections and pelvic inflammatory disease to chronic pain.
Finally, illegal abortions could even affect your future chances of having children. Late complications may include a slightly increased risk of infertility, as well ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or premature delivery in subsequent pregnancies.
Read about illegal abortion providers here, and find out how to spot them, why to avoid them, and how Marie Stopes’ legal abortion methods work.
Advantages of choosing Marie Stopes South Africa
Regardless of which branch you choose, you’re assured of receiving the highest quality care at Marie Stopes. We are a government-accredited provider of sexual healthcare services, and have been in operation for more than 20 years in South Africa.
The quality of our clinical services, as well as our non-judgemental, client-friendly approach, is widely recognised. We also strive to provide our services at rates that are affordable to all South Africans.
Our toll-free number, 0800 11 77 85, is open to all clients and potential clients, so please feel free to contact it at any time for information, support or advice, or if any complications occur after a procedure.
Book an appointment at Marie Stopes now and let us help you take the best possible care of your sexual health.