Abortion After-Care


  • Do you need to have an ultrasound after doing an abortion with pills?

    If you do not have symptoms of a complication, it is not necessary to have an ultrasound after a medical abortion. By having an ultrasound you can determine whether the pregnancy has ended even a few days after the abortion, especially if you are unsure whether the abortion was successful. You… Read more »

  • Benodig jy sielkundige berading (counselling) na ʼn aborsie?

    Meeste vroue benodig nie sielkundige berading (counselling) na ʼn aborsie nie. Gevoelens van spyt is skaars na aborsie. Die mees algemene emosionele reaksie na ʼn aborsie is verligting. Dit is normaal om emosioneel na ʼn aborsie te voel. Gevoelens van skuld, hartseer en verlies is algemeen, maar vir… Read more »

  • Does medical abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

    No, having an induced abortion does not increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. Read more »

  • Will you be able to get pregnant and have children after an abortion with pills?

    A medical abortion does not affect your ability to conceive or bear a child in the future. In fact, if you do not want to become pregnant at this time, it is important to start using contraceptives as soon as you start having sexual relations again. The risks are the same as after a spontaneous… Read more »

  • When can you start to have sexual relations again after having a abortion with pills?

    It is best to wait 4-7 days after taking the Misoprostol to have sexual relations. Right after the abortion, the cervix might be slightly open, and there is a bigger risk of infection if you have sexual relations during this time. It is normal to have irregular light bleeding for up to two… Read more »

  • When can you get pregnant again after having a abortion with pills?

    Although your menstruation may not come for several weeks after your abortion, you can ovulate (be fertile) at any time after the abortion. This means you can get pregnant right away, even if you are still having some light bleeding. If you want to avoid becoming pregnant right away, it is very… Read more »

  • Kies jou gesinsbeplanning

    Vind ʼn gesinsbeplanning opsie wat reg is vir jou en wat jou sal beskerm teen ʼn ongewensde swangerskap (untwanted pregnancy). Lees oor hoe die metode werk, hoe om dit te gebruik en watter newe-effekte (side effects) dit hieronder kan hê. Read more »