How long do I need to wait to have sex after using abortion pills?

There is no evidence that you have to wait a certain amount of time before having sex after using the abortion pills. However, it is important for you to listen to your body and your desire. If you feel ready to return to having sex, then you can do so.

It is also important to know that you can become pregnant again as early as 8 days after using the abortion pills. For this reason, it is recommended to use condoms or other form of prevention method to avoid future unwanted pregnant. And remember, condoms are the only method that help protect against sexually transmitted infections.[1]

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[1] Ipas. (2019). Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health. L. Castleman & N. Kapp (Eds.). Chapel Hill, NC: Ipas. Retrieved from:

*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.

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