Abortion - Before, During, and After an Abortion: When to Call a Doctor
Your ability to become pregnant in the future
Medical abortion and vacuum aspiration do not affect your ability to
become pregnant in the future.1 It is possible to
become pregnant in the weeks right after an abortion procedure.
Avoid sexual intercourse until your body has
fully recovered, for at least 1 to 3 weeks.
To prevent infection
and pregnancy, it is important to
use condoms as directed by your doctor when you start to have intercourse
again. This is a good time to also start a highly effective birth control
method that fits your lifestyle. For more information, see the topic