After an abortion

Everyone will feel different, physically and emotionally, after having an abortion. If you are at all worried, you should talk to your doctor.

You may experience some bleeding for a few days after the abortion and you may have pain like period pains.If your bleeding or pain is severe, or you have a raised temperature or unusual vaginal discharge, you should see a doctor as soon as possible as this could mean that you have an infection which needs treatment

You'll be given advice on how to reduce the risk of infection.

You will need to see a doctor about one to six weeks after the abortion to make sure all is well. If you want to talk to someone, contact Ask Brook on 0808 802 1234. Your call will be confidential.

Having an abortion does not affect your future ability to have children. In fact, It is possible to become pregnant again the first time that you have sex after an abortion. So it's a good idea to get contraception sorted out straight away.

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