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A 20-year-old female asked:

when is it safe to have petting and sex (with condom) after a medical abortion?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
After confirmation: it is recommended that you see your doctor in 1 to 2 weeks after your abortion you ensure that the procedure has been completed and you are no longer pregnant. Until you go to that appointment and confirm this, I would avoid intercourse, especially if you are still having bleeding, which would mean that your cervix is still open and susceptible to infection.

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