At Suburban Women’s Clinic in Houston, your health and wellness is always the top priority. That’s why the practice offers birth control prescriptions during your post-op abortion appointment.
Preventing future unwanted pregnancy is an important part of helping you move forward, and is a service the experienced team is proud to offer.
If you have any questions about this or any other service available from Suburban Women’s Clinic, call the office or use the online scheduling to request an appointment.
Birth Control Q&A
How soon could I get pregnant again after an abortion?
When you have an abortion your menstrual cycle is effectively “reset,” and you’re unlikely to ovulate again for around two weeks. Not everyone’s cycle runs on the exact same schedule, so you could become pregnant sooner.
The timing also depends on how far your pregnancy progressed before termination. Pregnancy causes your body to release certain hormones that delay menstruation and ovulation.
The idea that an abortion can “ruin” your fertility has been debunked time and again. In rare cases, scarring from abortion can complicate future pregnancies. Simply let your OB/GYN know about the procedure and he or she can advise you on the best path forward.
What are my choices?
Never before have women had so many choices when it comes to family planning. There is a method for every set of needs.
Some contraception options rely on hormones to prevent pregnancy. These include:
- Birth control pills
- Birth control patches
- Implants (Nexplanon)
- Rings or patches
- Some IUDs
Other options rely on non-hormonal tools to prevent pregnancy. These include:
- Condoms (male and female)
- Birth control sponges
- Cervical caps
Fertility awareness, also called the rhythm method, involves attempting to time your fertility cycle to avoid having sex on fertile days. This method has a low success rate at preventing unwanted pregnancy and is not a reliable form of birth control.
How do I get a prescription?
If you’d like to try birth control pills, your practitioner at Suburban Women’s Clinic can write you a prescription during your follow-up visit. Just mention your interest when booking your visit or when you arrive at the office.
If you’re interested in trying one of the other birth control methods mentioned above, your physician can discuss the availability of these methods and whether you need to schedule an appointment with your routine OB/GYN to move forward.
Several types of birth are available over the counter with no prescription needed. You should also know that hormonal birth control options do nothing to protect against STDs, so having a barrier method like condoms on hand is a critical part of staying healthy.
When you’re ready to visit Suburban Women’s Clinic, request an appointment online or by phone.
To estimate the length of your pregnancy, enter the first day of your last period and then, press “calculate”.
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