How long after having a medication abortion will a woman resume normal menstruation?

Most women will ovulate within the first two or three weeks after the abortion. Consequently, most women will have a normal menstrual period four to five weeks after the abortion. A woman can become pregnant once ovulation resumes and immediate use of an effective family planning method is highly recommended.


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Last updated: September 2009