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Ciocia Wienia
from Vienna

is an informal group of feminist activists. We support people from Poland and other countries, where access to abortion is difficult or impossible, in organizing a procedure in Vienna.

We provide information about reproductive rights and available forms of abortion in Austria, and help in the organization of travel, accommodation, the abortion procedure, and translation.

We also help in access to anonymous birth. Whenever possible, we offer financial support. We provide a non-judgmental space for all people with an un/wanted pregnancy: cis woman, non-binary, trans, inter and queer persons, regardless of nationality, legal status, and place of residency. Our email address is cioca-wienia@riseup.net. We speak English, Polish, and German.

Our email address is

We speak English, Polish and German

Procedure on request

Abortion on request can be carried out in Austria until the 14th week of pregnancy, counting on from the first day of the last period. Pregnancy can be terminated pharmacologically (until the end of the 8th week) or surgically (until the end of the 13th week).

There are several abortion clinics in Vienna. All of them offer the termination of pregnancy on a private basis. This means that one need not be registered in Austria, or have Austrian health insurance. Because this is a private service, the prices of the procedure in the clinics vary.

Costs

Surgical abortion costs between 550 and 915 euro, pharmacological abortion between 535 and 560 euro. Ciocia Wienia works with the clinic that offers the lowest prices. The price includes blood group testing and anesthesia

In contrast to Germany, in Austria there is no obligatory psychological consultation prior to the procedure, an ultrasound is done in the clinic just before the procedure. In both cases (surgical and pharmacological abortion) you only have to stay in Vienna for one day.

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6 - 14

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Methods

5 - 9 week

Pharmacological method

During a pharmacological abortion, Mifepristone and Misoprostol are given to the person in the clinic (the same pharmaceuticals that can be ordered online from Women Help Women). Mifepristone is taken on the spot in the company of the doctor, after the ultrasound. Misoprostol, together with the instructions on how to take it, are given to the person to be taken at home, making it unnecessary to spend several days in Vienna to wait until the abortion is terminated.

• Full time spent at the clinic: around 30 minutes.

6 - 14 week

Vacuum aspiration procedure

The vacuum aspiration procedure is far less invasive and safer than curettage. During an abortion carried out with this method, the cervix is slightly opened and the uterus emptied by a single-use vacuum aspirator. The procedure is preceded by an ultrasound and a short conversation with the anesthesiologist about the anesthesia method. You can choose between local anesthesia (a shot) and partial or full anesthesia.

• Procedure: 3-4 minutes
• Full time spent at the clinic: around 2 hours

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After the 13th week, abortion on request can be carried out in The Netherlands (up to the 22nd week) and in the UK (up to the 24th week).

If you decide to travel to The Netherlands, you can contact and receive support from Abortion Network Amsterdam (anamsterdam@riseup.net).

If you choose to travel to the UK, you can contact Abortion Support Network (info@asn.org.uk).

Help offered by Ciocia Wienia

As Ciocia Wienia we support people from Poland and other countries, where access to abortion is difficult or impossible, in organizing a safe procedure in Vienna. We provide information about reproductive rights and available forms of abortion in Austria, and we help in the organization of travel, accommodation, the abortion procedure, and translation. We also support in access to anonymous birth.

Whenever possible, we offer financial support. We provide a non-judgmental space for all people who are in an un/wanted pregnancy situation: cis women, non-binary, trans, inter and queer persons, regardless of nationality, legal status, and place of residency.

Our email address is

We speak English, Polish and German

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  • boob_red We can pick you up from the train station
  • boob_red We offer financial support to those who do not have the means to pay for the procedure

Our email address is

We speak English, Polish and German

Anonymous birth

Giving birth anonymously is free of charge in any Austrian hospital, as well as anonymous prenatal care and ambulance transport. At the hospital, the team will respect your wish for anonymity. You and the child will receive anonymous medical care and can also benefit from psychosocial help. After the birth, the Child Protective Service becomes the legal guardian of the child and foster parents (prospective adoptive parents) take on the care for the child.

It is a legal option, therefore you will not have to worry about legal or criminal prosecution. To give birth anonymously you don’t need an Austrian health insurance, citizenship or residency.

You can get in touch with Ciocia Wienia (ciocia-wienia@riseup.net) and we will make all necessary arrangements for you. We will make appointments, accompany you to the hospital, offer translation services, and accommodation.

Time frame for reconsideration

You have 6 months time to change your mind and revoke your decision to give up the child. In order to do so you must waive your anonymity and apply for parental rights for the child at court.

More information about anonymous birth: anonymegeburt.at
In German only

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ciocia-wienia@riseup.net