The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.

However, around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age. 

Visit Rock My Menopause for practical advice, information, fact sheets and much more.


Cervical Screening (Smear Test)

Cervical screening is one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

Cervical screening checks the health of your cervix. It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer.

You can book your appointment online in designated clinics with our nurses. We have early morning appointments available from 7am  and late evening until 6.30pm.

Termination of Pregnancy Self Referral

You are able to self refer under the NHS free of charge without a letter or referral from your doctor to Marie Stopes UK.

Call direct on: 0345 300 8090 open 24hrs/7days .  Calls from mobiles are free as part of your inclusive minutes. From landlines they're charged at a local rate. 

Services include:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Choice of counselling
  • Supportive consultation
  • Medical or surgical abortion
  • Contraception
  • Aftercare advice  (24 hrs / 7 Days )

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