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Did my abortion make me infertile?

I had an abortion three years ago and I have been trying to get pregnant for a little while but have not been successful.

It’s a big myth that having an abortion has an effect on your fertility. Of course, as with any medical procedure, there are risks. In very rare cases, having a surgical abortion can cause some damage to your organs. This is more likely to happen if you had more than one abortion.

But in general, there is no evidence that suggests that having an abortion means you can’t have children.

That said, this refers to safe abortions. Unsafe, ‘backstreet’ abortions should be avoided at all costs. Not only are they illegal, but they are a big risk for your health.

If you had an unsafe abortion, I would recommend you see a doctor to check if you are okay. Because of the questionable methods used, it is possible that something went wrong and your ability to have children was impacted.

The problem is more likely your irregular periods. In order to get pregnant, you need to have sex around the days you are ovulating. It’s difficult to figure out when that is if your periods are irregular, making it more difficult to conceive.

Irregular periods can be caused by a number of things, including stress and hormonal issues. The healthier you are, the better. Also stop smoking, taking drugs, or drinking alcohol. Sometimes irregular periods can also be a sign that you aren’t ovulating at all, which would mean you can’t get pregnant.

It would be a good idea to see your doctor with your partner and discuss your wish to get pregnant. They should be able to get a better idea of what’s going on with both of you and suggest a way forward.
Good luck!

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  1. Thanks shangazi u have…
    Thanks shangazi u have helped me a lot ,because was so worried about that

    1. We are Glad that this…
      We are glad that this article put to rest your worry Miriam.

  2. Hello Shangazi?i have a…
    Hello Shangazi?i have a burning question I use calender on my phone it shows the time am fertile but during that time I don’t see those mucus but one week to period it’s the time I seem. Does it mean I ovulate that time

  3. Hi Miriam, the calendar on…
    Hi Miriam, the calendar on your phone serves as a guide but I suggest you look at how your own body respond since there could be alot of other things going on in your body that may lead to a conflict in dates. Have a look at this article for more information;- https://lovematters.co.ke/our-bodies/female-body/menstruation

  4. Five years ago I had a safe…
    Five years ago I had a safe abortion and two years ago I had a miscarriage, I felt like my whole world was destroyed and not even my husband could help me. After trying again I couldn’t get pregnant, I found this article it gave me hope but since I still couldn’t get pregnant, I went to this clinic in Mexico, i belive called Ingenes (since treatments outside of the USA are inexpensive) and I finally had my baby girl. Thank you so much for giving me hope, I thought that after overcoming two abortions I wouldn’t be able to have a baby. <3

    1. Hi Amber, so sorry about…

      Hi Amber, so sorry about your loss. We are glad that this article gave you hope and more importantly that you did get a baby. Indeed when an abortion is safe it will not cause infertility. We wish you the best.

      1. Thank you so much, I also…
        Thank you so much, I also wish you the best. 🙂

  5. hi am Kendra i did an…
    hi am Kendra i did an abortion in 2017 and for now have never been pregnant way could be wrong

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