One of the most common questions we hear at the abortion clinic in London is when will it be OK to start having sex again after a termination. Although you will need to wait a little while, you should be able to return to your normal sex life within a week or two after the abortion.
Recovering from an Abortion
We recommend avoiding sex for at least a week after your treatment at the abortion clinic in London is complete in order to reduce the risk of developing an infection while your body is healing. You may want to wait a little longer than this as you could still be bleeding or experiencing other symptoms for another week or so. You will then be physically ready to start having sex again. However, you should only have sex when you feel emotionally ready too. Having a termination affects everyone differently. Some women are keen to start having sex again, but others aren’t. It might take a little while for your libido to recover or you may feel anxious about the risk of getting pregnant again.
Contraception After an Abortion
When you are ready to start having sex again, you will need to make sure that you use contraception. Your menstrual cycle will return to normal right after the termination, so it will be possible for you conceive again if you aren’t using protection. If you need advice on contraception, you can ask your doctor at the abortion clinic in London. You might want to consider switching to a different type of contraception if you had trouble using it in the past. For example, if you weren’t able to remember to take the pill properly, you might want to consider having a coil fitted instead. It could help you to avoid getting pregnant by accident again.