If you find you are pregnant and it is unintended you do still have choices. You can consider a formal or informal adoption, keep the baby, or discuss a termination with your clinic.
If you have decided you would like to terminate a pregnancy, or you need help because you have already tried to remove a pregnancy, you can visit any of these places for confidential and safe comprehensive advice and care:
Marie Stopes supports BlueStar clinics throughout the country as well as two Diva Centres, which are specifically for teenagers. You can call Marie Stopes for free advice and to be directed to your nearest clinic on 5600. The number is free to call and accessible on all networks.
You can visit the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of a general or tertiary government hospital, such as the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka (Ridgeway, Lusaka) or Ndola Central Hospital, at any time.
There are government clinics throughout the country supported by Ipas that are registered providers of comprehensive abortion care. These are just some of the clinics where staff should be able to help: Chilanga Clinic, Kafue Chipata Clinic, Lusaka Kawama Clinic, Kitwe Ronald Ross Hospital, Mufulira, Zambia
You can visit one of their Reproductive Health Centres Rachael Lumpa Memorial Reproductive Health Centre Corner of Church Road and Dushambe Road, Luska Tel: 0211 254728
Bwembya Lukutati Memorial Reproductive Health Centre 29 Independence Avenue, Kitwe Tel: 0212 225114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Open Point 51 Kanyata Road, Livingstone Tel: 0213 323065 If you would like to ask a question, you can send an SMS to 0976994413 or you can send a message through their website www.ppaz.org.zm
A termination of pregnancy is legal in Zambia. It is offered under certain conditions at government health facilities, PPAZ or Marie Stopes clinics