Next Menstrual Period

When your next period comes will vary from woman to woman. However, you may be fertile as soon as 10 days after an abortion so use a condom if you have sex.

If you are using a type of hormonal birth control (such as the pill, the patch, or the ring) your next period will come within 3-4 weeks after starting it. If you are not using hormonal birth control, your next period will come between 4 and 8 weeks. Often the first period can be heavier and longer than your usual period. If you have not had a period by 8 weeks, please call us during work hours.

If you are using Depo Provera (the needle), you may not have bleeding right away or you may have frequent bouts of bleeding and spotting.