The first time that Au Yeung Sze-ling had an abortion, she went to the Family Planning Association. But when the teen became pregnant for the second time in less than a year, she instead sought help from a Chinese herbalist in Tuen Mun. The choice left the teenager, now 19, on the floor of her home with abdominal pains and heavy vaginal bleeding, senior public prosecutor Sally Yam Ho told jurors yesterday at the trial of Tsui Pik-fong. Tsui, 59, pleaded not guilty to two counts of administering a poison or other noxious substance with intent to procure a miscarriage. Ms Au Yeung visited the herbalist three times in October 2007 after the medicine she was prescribed - a synthetic steroid called mifepristone - failed to abort her fetus, Ms Yam told the jury of six men and one woman in the Court of First Instance. 'We say it is a poison,' the prosecutor said of the steroid. After her last alleged visit to Tsui's clinic, Ms Au Yeung was found pale and bleeding on the floor of a flat that she shared with her sister in Ap Lei Chau, the trial heard. She was taken to a hospital, where she received a blood transfusion and was released the next day. The teen testified that she went to a herbalist instead of the family planning clinic because 'I didn't want [my family] to worry - I thought I could handle it by myself.' William Marshall SC, for Tsui, challenged the teen's memory of details, ranging from how she found his clinic and the number of pills that his client allegedly prescribed to how Ms Au Yeung's first visit could have been on October 1, 2007, a public holiday. The trial is expected to continue today before Deputy High Court Judge Peter Line.