GETTING BACK ON TRACK.
Abortions are never easy. Whether it’s not the right time, not the right partner, there was a bigger medical issue, or your contraception simply let you down, most women will agree: They don’t want to go through it again.
Theoretically, there are no methods that are off limits after an abortion and the best contraception is what caters to your needs and wants best.
Some things worth considering:
Do you want a long-term solution?
Do you want to lighten your period?
Are hormonal methods an option for you?
If you’ve just had an abortion, avoiding another pregnancy is probably at the top of your list and it’s important to consider how efficient different contra- ceptives are.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives like the IUS, IUD, implant, and injection are the most efficient methods because they require minimal interaction with the user. Shorter-term methods tend to have a lower efficacy rate because they require a stricter, more regular usage routine. For example, the pill’s effi- ciency drops from 99% effective with perfect use to 91% effective with typical use.
It’s also important to find a method that suits your life and plans. If you may want to get pregnant in the future, a reversible method is a better option than a permanent method like sterilization.
This contraception comparison table (link: https://www.mycontraception.com/compare-methods - anchor to Effectiveness tab) highlights the average use efficacy rates of different methods.
If you’re not sure what method suits you best, take this quick contraception quiz (link: https://www.mycontraception.com/whats-my-method) and talk to your local doctor about which contraceptive will provide the best protection while fitting in your life.
Your team at #MYCONTRACEPTION