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Is it typical for women to lose interest in sex following an abortion?

Is it typical for women to lose interest in sex following an abortion?

Not uncommon: Suggest you give your libido 2 - 3 months to return. You might benefit from some psychological counseling after that if it still hasn't returned. ...Read more

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In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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Can a abortion cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

It depends BUT: Probably so. Generally speaking, the decision to have an abortion is difficult and often associated with grieving on some level with regard to the loss. Depending on the instrumentation and or pharmacology used during the procedure, there may be chemical, hormonal and physical sequelae which decrease a woman's sex drive. Sex drive thereafter would depend on many factors. ...Read more

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Multiple negative hpts after medical abortion. Didn't have sex since then. Successful medical abortion?

Multiple negative hpts after medical abortion. Didn't have sex since then. Successful medical abortion?

Yes: If the hpts are negative, there is not retained product of conception and abortion was successful. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Started period March 10th had sex on 18th and 20th. was raped on March 24th don't want an abortion but not sure who I'm pregnant by or when I ovulated?

Started period March 10th had sex on 18th and 20th. was raped on March 24th don't want an abortion but not sure who I'm pregnant by or when I ovulated?

Testing: did you report rape? Hope so. Only way to stop them is convict them. Next need to determine if pregnant. Do home pregnancy test on first morning urine. If neg repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg unlikely your are pregnant. If pregnant only way to test paternity is testing of child and men involved. Were you tested for std? Very important also. Hope this was helpful. Please get help. Dr. R ...Read more

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Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Depends: This depends on when you believe life starts. Some say it is at conception when the egg and sperm join. Some say it is at about 24 weeks pregnant when the baby has a chance at surviving if it were born. Others say it is not until birth. This is a true ethical debate. ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 wks. 2 negative hpts after 3rd wk. Possible continuing preg despite 2 negatives? Didn't have sex since then.

Had a medical abortion at 14 wks. 2 negative hpts after 3rd wk. Possible continuing preg despite 2 negatives? Didn't have sex since then.

Unlikely after 2 neg: 2 negative pregnancy tests after an abortion make it extremely unlikely to still be pregnant. Given your concerns, go see your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood to discuss underlying issues & feelings about procedure. Also discuss options (goo.gl/2QKlgt) for birth control. ...Read more

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How to lose a baby without an abortion?

How to lose a baby without an abortion?

Not simple: This is an issue which warrants more than a rapid on-line exchange with a physician who doesn’t know you. Recommend discussing this with your personal physician, your gynecologist or at a family planning clinic. This way you will be aware of your options and make whatever decision is optimal for you. ...Read more

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How do you lose a baby without abortion?

Learn your options.: This is an issue which warrants more than a rapid on-line exchange with a physician who doesn’t know you. Recommend discussing this with your personal physician, your gynecologist or at a family planning clinic. This way you will be aware of your options and make whatever decision is optimal for you. ...Read more

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What do abortions do to the female body!?

What do abortions do to the female body!?

Abortion risks: Abortions usually have no long-term physical consequences for the woman. In rare cases it can cause scarring inside the uterus making future pregnancies difficult or impossible. Multiple terminations can cause preterm delivery by cervical incompetence in future pregnancies. Terminations can sometimes cause a hefty psychological toll. ...Read more

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Up until when can women have an abortion?

Timing of abortion: Theoretically at any time, but it is easiest to obtain and to do before 12 weeks gestation. After 24 weeks (the point of fetal viability) it may be regulated or prohibitted. ...Read more

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