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
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 05, 2013
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