Is there a Risk of Infection After a Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)?

After an MVA, chances of infection are small. Althought there is not a medically proven amount of time that you have to wait to do specific activities, such as shower/bath, exercise, have sex, or use tampons/mentrual cups, we recommend that you avoid introducing objects into the vagina until the bleeding lightens.

Antibiotics may also be administered and should be taken as directed to reduce the chances of getting an infection.

Whenever you feel you are ready, you can go back to your normal life. [1]

[1] “Clinical updates in reproductive health.” Ipas, 2020, 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.