Medical Abortion and Future Fertility
You can get pregnant again as soon as 8 days after a medical abortion. If you have sex, you should consider using contraceptives to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
No, abortion pills do not cause birth defects in future pregnancies.
No, having an abortion with pills will not make it harder to get pregnant in the future.
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