When to Start Using Birth Control After An Abortion?

It is possible to conceive a few weeks after your procedure, even before you have a period. If you wish to prevent a future unplanned pregnancy, it’s a good idea to learn about birth control.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women may start contraception at the time of a surgical abortion; therefore, it is important to follow the advice of your health-care provider. Remember that contraception after an abortion is your right.

If you wish to learn more about the different contraception methods, please click on this link: www.FindMyMethod.org or visit your local family planning clinic. [1]

[1] “Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems.” World Health Organization, second edition, 2012, www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/9789241548434/en/. Accesed November 2020.


*Nothing provided herein should be construed as professional medical advice and no medication / pills should be used without a prescription from a licensed / registered medical practitioner eligible to prescribe such medication in your local jurisdiction.