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.