Can I still have children after medical abortion?


Medication abortion does not have any long term impact on women's health or fertility. 31 Most women will ovulate within two or three weeks and will resume menstruation within four to five weeks after the abortion. Thus, a woman can become pregnant within weeks of having a medication abortion and immediate use of an effective family planning method is recommended.

When can I start contraceptives?

  • When can I start contraceptives?

    Women may start hormonal contraception (pill, skin patch, shot, implant) up to 5 days after taking misoprostol. That way they will be immediately protected. 15,35,36 Women who choose the vaginal ring for birth control should insert it 2 or 3 days after taking mifepristone. If a woman starts any… Read more »