Abortion and partners

Although the final decision regarding an abortion lies with the woman, and she is the one making the choice, it is important that the partner is involved. The chance of problems to process the matter is greater if there is no support or communication regarding the decision. Partners can rely on a therapist or support group. You will find specific information for men at www.manenabortus.nl

You must realise that partners are allowed to accompany you to the clinic to assist you before and after the treatment, but they may not attend abortion treatment.

One person assisting you may attend the interview with the nurse, but no-one may assist you to the ward after the treatment has been completed. The doctor will only talk to you during the medical pre-examination.

It is forbidden to take children to the clinic.