Best practices in medication abortion: Starting contraception after first-trimester medication abortion

Sunday, April 1, 2007

This factsheet outlines suggested regimens for starting or resuming contraception after the completion of a first-trimester induced abortion. Recommendations are derived from available research, clinical experi­ence and documentation of experts in the field, and where relevant, evidence for use after other types of abortion. Regimens include: hormonal methods, intrauterine devices, barrier methods, female sterilization and natural family planning methods.