Medical Q&As

Crisis pregnancy - too young for abortion?

Im sick with worry. I think my teenage daughter might be pregnant. Shes only fourteen years old. Is she too young for an abortion?

Abortion can be performed on a fourteen year old but that procedure is not legally available in this country. It would be necessary for your daughter to travel to another jurisdiction if that option were to be pursued. You might find it helpful to read our article on the subject of coping with a crisis pregnancy. The article also includes addresses and phone numbers for the various groups that are involved in providing services for those in a crisis pregnancy. The article can be accessed at: http://www.irishhealth.com/index.html?level=4&id=1263