I have recently had an abortion on nov. 28th and it's been about four days since. My boyfriend keeps wanting to have sex and so do I. But more protected. Is it alright to have sex? Everything went okay and the bleeding isn't too bad and I'm fine emotionally but I would like to have sex again.

Alexandria, It is usually recommended to not have sex for about 2 weeks after an abortion. Your body needs time to heal. Also, it is usual to have a post abortion checkup in about 2 weeks. Are you scheduled for this? There is really no such thing as "protected" sex because no birth control method is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. So think about what you are going to do if you get pregnant again. Having repeat abortions can be a problem. Even one abortion can cause you to have physical, emotional and psychological repercussions. Please let me know if I can help you with any of that. Please write me at CHERYL51@aol.com so we can talk more.

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Please email me at CHERYL51@aol.com if I am "maxed out" on questions. I will answer as soon as I can. Please be patient because I get many emails. If I don't answer within a reasonable time, please email me again and put ALLEXPERTS in the subject line of your email. Thanks. Please contact me if you would like information about abortion procedures. What are your questions or concerns about an abortion? I also would be able to help with resources and networking. I can provide insight about emotional and psychological aspects of abortion. I would like to help you with up-to-date info and advice. I haven't had an abortion myself, but have 3 close friends who have experienced abortion and I can relate through them. I can also provide resources if you have experienced any post-abortion problems; medical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual. PRIVATE QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME!


I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women in unexpected pregnancy situations. I also provide resources for PASS (Post Abortion Stress Syndrome).

Illinois Valley Community College (LaSalle-Peru, Illinois), Austin Community College and Travel Agent Degree.
Almost 25 years of on-the-job training onsite at abortion clinics and volunteering at pregnancy resource centers. Sonogram training and Post Abortion Counseling Training. Have done research with hundreds of women for almost 25 years regarding abortion, pregnancy and post-abortion healing.

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