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Blog: How long after an abortion can you get pregnant again?

Abortion  •  7 April 2023  • 3 min read

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Following an abortion, it is possible to get pregnant almost immediately. As part of your abortion care at MSI Reproductive Choices, we can help you find a contraceptive method that suits your individual needs, should you wish to start a method of contraception following your abortion.

In this blog, you will find information about:

  • Fertility after an abortion
  • Contraception options after an abortion

Fertility after an abortion

Abortion will not affect your fertility. You can conceive again quickly after an abortion; in fact, an egg can be released from the ovary as soon as five days after your treatment so you could become pregnant again before your next period.

If you do not want to get pregnant after having an abortion, it is important to have a contraceptive method in place as soon as possible. At your abortion appointment, you will be offered a range of contraceptive methods and we will be there to advise and talk through your options with you.

Contraception options after an abortion

Contraception counselling is a part of your NHS-funded abortion care with MSI Reproductive Choices, should you wish to start a method of contraception following an abortion. If you are looking for a contraceptive method that suits your individual needs, you can book an appointment within six months of your abortion treatment.   

If you do not want to get pregnant again, you may want to consider long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). LARC methods such as the implantcoil and injection are the gold standard of the contraception world because they are the most effective, do not interrupt sex and once fitted, you can forget about them.

All LARC methods are reversible so if you want to, you can plan a future pregnancy when the time is right.

If you do not think long-acting reversible contraception is right for you, then you can also use short-acting methods, which you can find out more about here.   

Please remember that condoms are the only contraceptive method that will help protect you against STIs.

VIDEO: Your contraceptive options

In this video, Julia Hogan, contraception nurse consultant, talks about your contraceptive options following an abortion.

Get in touch

At MSI Reproductive Choices, we are here for you and there are a number of ways you can contact us.    

You can always get in touch should you have any questions about our services, would like to book an appointment or you have had treatment with us and want aftercare support.  


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