Abortion is legal in Tasmania but accessing the service, particularly a surgical abortion, can be a problem.
There is access to medical terminations in Tasmania in the major population centres or via telehealth. Women’s Health Tasmania has a list of providers here.
Access to surgical termination is much more limited. There is no surgical termination provider in the Northern region of the state. This means women from the North must travel and stay overnight to access a surgical termination.
We call on the State Government to provide surgical terminations in the major public hospital in each region of the state.
To hear more about abortion options in Tasmania you can listen to this episode of the Women’s Health Tasmania podcast here.