abortion (termination) you may bleed for up to two weeks and in some cases, the bleeding may continue right up until your next period. It is advised that you don't have sex for at least two weeks and only then if the bleeding has completely stopped. This is to reduce the risk of infection.
If the bleeding or
pain is severe, or you have a raised temperature or unusual vaginal
discharge, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible as you may have an infection which needs treatment.
You will be be given a follow-up appointment within two weeks of your
If you're experiencing physical or emotional problems after an
abortion, you can seek advice from your doctor. You may also need to talk things through with someone you trust or a counselor.
It is important that you are using the right method of contraception that suits you. Visit your doctor or local family planning clinic for advice.
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