North Carolina Reproductive Health Services

This website fulfills the requirements of North Carolina Session Law 2023-14/Senate Bill 20. It provides information and resources for anyone considering an abortion in the state of North Carolina to comply with the law. NCDHHS is required to make certain information available under this statute. The laws governing abortion services in North Carolina changed effective July 1, 2023.

This website also includes general information related to other reproductive health services. Family planning and contraception services assist individuals before they become pregnant to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve birth outcomes.  Preconception services provide care to improve a person’s overall wellness before they become pregnant. Pregnancy services assist individuals during and after pregnancy, while preconception/inter-conception services provide care before and in between pregnancies. 

Learn more about different types of reproductive health resources below.

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Abortion Services

People should discuss what is legal with their providers. However, with some specific requirements and exceptions, North Carolina Session Law 2023-14 generally describes when abortions are legal as:

  • During the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy.
  • When a qualified physician determines there exists a medical emergency.
  • Through the 20th week of a pregnancy, when the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.
  • During the first 24 weeks of a pregnancy, if a qualified physician determines there exists a life-limiting anomaly in the fetus.

For more details, read North Carolina General Assembly statute. The law contains many topics, including abortion care and will become law on July 1, 2023.

For more information on abortion, please see the list of resources below:

Birth control, also called contraception or contraceptives, is the use of medicines, devices, or surgery to prevent pregnancy. There are many different types of birth control including birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), implants, patches, and barrier methods like condoms, and more.  

To learn about different birth control options and how to access birth control, please use the resources below.

Pregnancy Services

Health care providers across North Carolina help patients access needed reproductive health services. 

To access abortion-related documents as required by Session Law 2023-14, please see the resources below. Not all of these forms will apply to a patient’s care, but are available when required by law.

NCDHHS Consent Forms

NCDHHS Reporting Form

Additional Resources for Providers are Listed Below

Foster Care, Adoption, and Safe Surrender for Newborns

Foster care, adoption, and safe surrender for newborns are legal options for parents in North Carolina. For more information, please use the resources below.

Other Resources


If you have questions about the information provided here or reproductive health services in North Carolina, you can email