How long must you wait before starting to have sexual intercourse again after the abortion?


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 greater risk of infection if you have sexual relations during this time.

It is normal to have irregular light bleeding for up to two weeks after a medical abortion (sometimes even longer). WHO advises to retain from sexual intercourse or putting anything into the vagina until the bleeding stops.

You can start having sex as soon as you feel comfortable. You can get pregnant again immediately and need to take your precautions.If you do not wish to become pregnant, it is important to use contraception every time you have sexual relations. For possible forms of contraceptives, see: