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Having sex after abortion, what you should know

Ouru David
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Abortion normally blocks the body's natural supply of progesterone, causing the embryo to detach from the urine wall, says Mary Jane, a gynecologist.

"The cervix is narrower than a pencil point. When we open it, we are stretching it to about the width of a pencil depending on how far the woman is,' she says.

This hence makes sex after an abortion a crucial thing to be given much consideration. Whether the procedure is surgical or medical, the following are what you should know about having sex after an abortion.

Avoid engaging in sex right away

According to the expert, abortion normally results in bleeding and some discomfort similar to those of cramps. Therefore, it is always recommended to wait two weeks after an abortion before you can engage in sex.

The two weeks period gives the body enough time to get back to normalcy.

You need to use contraceptives sooner

Procuring abortion does not mean one is safe from getting another pregnancy. As soon as the pregnancy is terminated, one can still get pregnant again.

This is because, after the abortion that's the day one of your cycles. In this case, the woman is likely to get their period after four weeks, says Leah Millheiser, director of the Female Sexual Medicine Program.

This means it is good to start using birth control as soon as one gets out of the abortion procedure to avoid getting back to the same situation which is dangerous.

The above are the two things any woman should do as soon as they procure the abortion.

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