No, you do not need parental and partner permission to book an appointment or to have an abortion.
No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. You can make the appointment at your convenience and at your request.
The Toronto and Ottawa Morgentaler clinics are licensed and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, and therefore your valid Ontario Health (OHIP) card fully covers you for this service. Other plans that cover this service include:
Please bring any supplementary insurance cards you may have, such as Ontario Works, O.D.S.P., Native Status, or any private insurance plan.
If you live in a province other than Ontario, your provincial health care insurance should cover you for services in your area. Currently the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick do not honour the Canada Health Act (CHA) and do not cover services performed in facilities other than hospital under their provincial health care plans.
For out-of-province patients (women who live in one province but are seeking abortion services in another province, for whatever reason) there may be fees associated with this service, due to provincial billing guidelines.
If you do not have any health insurance or are unsure of your coverage, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options and what resources may be available to you.
What if I have had more than one abortion? Current research shows that having an abortion will not interfere or affect your ability to have children in the future. Abortions performed in a safe and competent manner with no complications have no affect or bearing on your future fertility.
There is no research or statistical data to support the belief that having more than one abortion will damage or affect fertility. In fact, 1st trimester abortions are very low risk procedures and have one of the lowest surgical complication rates of all surgeries performed in Canada.
Statistics Canada reports that in 1995, less than 1% of abortions in Canada resulted in any complication at all. The earlier the abortion, the lower the chance of any complication.
Yes. If you do not practice safe sex you absolutely can get pregnant, whether you have had an abortion or not.
Your visit to our clinic is completely private and confidential. We are bound by the Ontario Privacy Act and all regulations governing patient confidentiality. We respect your right to discreet abortion care services. If you are worried about your family physician seeing results or medications related to abortions notify our admin staff and the will have forms for you to fill out that will restrict access to these records that are otherwise available to physicians
No. due to privacy laws only patients are allowed in the clinic
For surgical procedures expect to be in the clinic for at least 2 to 3 hours
For advanced stage terminations the procedure may be spread over 2 days
For Medical procedures expect to be in the clinic for 1 to 2 hours
Due to the nature of health care we cannot guarantee these wait times
For surgical procedures you cannot drive to or from the clinic, there are no exceptions. This is for your own health and safety and the health and safety of others. You should not drive for 24 hours after the procedure. You can take an Uber or Taxi home
For Medical (pill) procedures you may drive to and from the clinic.
Please bring photo identification, your provincial health card, a long nightshirt or gown that falls to at least your knees and a warm pair of socks. Please bring any supplementary insurance cards you may have, such as Ontario Works, O.D.S.P., Native Status, or any private insurance plan.
A medical pregnancy termination is induced by medications rather than surgery. It is available to women who are less than 10 weeks pregnant.
The first pill induces a miscarriage and the second course of medication helps expell the products of conception
You have a minor surgery to remove the contents of your uterus
You are sedated (but awake) with I.V. medications, the doctor inserts a speculum and then dilates your cervical canal, evacuates uterus and vacuums out the contents. Then you recover on premises.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infections in Canada, and most women don’t know they have either, since they usually don’t cause any symptoms. If you have bacteriuria in your vagina or cervix during a medical termination of pregnancy, it can travel up higher into your pelvis, causing serious immediate health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (severe infection) and future health problems, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy.