The Whitworth Clinic provides an abortion service for women who,
for a variety of reasons, choose to end their pregnancy. We
offer a fully confidential, non-judgemental service for women of
all ages. You can be assured that you will be treated with
dignity and respect.
We are happy to offer advice over the phone to women and health
We provide counselling, assessment, treatment, follow up for
women considering abortion, along with an abortion service for the
management of problems in pregnancy.
Abortion methods provided:
- Early medical abortion (2 stage process using tablets) - up to
9 weeks of pregnancy
- Late medical abortion (2 stage process using tablets) -
up to 18 weeks of pregnancy
- Surgical abortion (operation under general anaesthetic) - up to
12 weeks of pregnancy
We also provide:
- Contraceptive services and provision. Types of contraception
offered include oral contraceptive pills, implant, injection and
coils (copper and hormone).
- Sexual health services, including advice and screening.
- Counselling before and after the abortion.
- Specialist service for patients with complex medical
Our staff include:
How can I access this service?
We accept self-referrals. To arrange an appointment
directly call the Central Booking Service on the number below.
Referral by another service such as Brook Advisory or
your local Family Planning Clinic may be required if your GP
is outside of the Manchester area.
Health Professionals may refer via our Central Booking service
or directly via phone or fax as below.
Gynaecology Out-patient Department, ground floor, Saint Mary's
Tuesday to Friday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Central Booking Service: 0845 365 0565
Department Telephone: (0161) 276 6283 (9.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday
Department Fax: (0161) 276 6173
Counselling service: (0161) 276 6283 (9.00 am - 4.00 pm,
Monday - Friday)
We have a number of patient information leaflets containing
information about the conditions we treat, the investigations we
provide and the treatment we offer.
You can view/download them from our Patient Information Leaflets
page. Look for the Whitworth clinic leaflets.
Family Planning Association
Brook (sex and contraception advice - under
0161 237 3001
Palatine Services (The Hathersage Centre)
- Family Planning (0161) 701 1555
- Sexual Health (0161) 276 5212
Sexual Health Line
RU Clear - Chlamydia screening programme for under