Abortions done by doctors
are very safe. Less than 1 out of 100 women have a serious problem from an
The safest timing for an
abortion is usually during the first trimester. This
is when a low-risk medicine or vacuum aspiration procedure can be used.
Will you be able to have children in the future?
The most widely used methods for abortion do not prevent a woman from becoming
Keep in mind that you
can get pregnant in the weeks right after an abortion. This is a good time to
start using birth control that works well and fits your lifestyle.
It will probably take you 1 to 3 weeks to heal and feel better after an
abortion. You should not have sex during this time. But when you do have sex
again, be sure to use a condom for several weeks or for as long as your doctor
tells you to. This will help to prevent infection.