If you think you’re pregnant, your best first step is to get a pregnancy test to confirm. You can buy a test kit at a supermarket or chemist, or visit a doctor or Family Planning clinic. If the test is positive, you will need to decide if you want to continue the pregnancy or seek an abortion.
Help and support are available for whatever option you choose.
Some helpful links
Family Planning, for information on unplanned pregnancy in general
and specifically on abortion.
The government's Child Youth and Family service has a list of services for teenagers, including people you can talk to. It also has information about adoption.
For information about abortion services throughout New Zealand, the law, and the procedures
For information about AMAC, the private abortion clinic in Auckland
Women tell their stories
Women's voices from the United States, and from Women on Web, you can read hundreds
of "I had an abortion" stories.
Updated April 2012