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When is it safe to have sex after an abortion?
After an abortion, you can usually have sex as soon as you feel ready.
But you may experience some discomfort and vaginal bleeding for a week or two, so you may want to wait until this stops before having sex again.
Use contraception if you don't want to get pregnant, as you may be fertile from immediately after the abortion.
Read more about what happens during and after an abortion.
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After an abortion (termination) you may bleed for up to two weeks and, in some cases, the bleeding may continue right up until your next period.