How soon after my abortion can I start birth control?


Someone asked us:

I got pregnant while on the birth control pill, and just finished my medical abortion yesterday. How soon can I start birth control again?

You can start using your preferred birth control method immediately after having an abortion. You can get pregnant very quickly after your abortion, so it’s a good idea to talk with your nurse or doctor about birth control as soon as you can — they can help you find a method that’s right for you. 

Some doctors and Planned Parenthood health centers can put an IUD in your uterus right after your abortion, during the same appointment. If you’d like to get an IUD, ask about getting it at the same time as your abortion when you call to make your appointment.

-Attia @ Planned Parenthood

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