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Had Nexplanon contraceptive implant fitted whilst surgical abortion. Can I have sex right after abortion and implant fitted ?

i had a Nexplanon contraceptive implant fitted in yesterday, whilst having a surgical abortion as i had a miscarriage and they told me i should only have sex after a week.. Do i need to wait for a week or can i have sex right after the abortion and the implant fitted in, as i seem to only be bleeding very very lightly. I am going to be using a condom of course so that i don t have any infections, isn t that the main reason why they ask us to wait for a week till we recover from the abortion? I forgot to ask them yesterday, please help me
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Avoiding sex after abortion is basically advised to prevent ascending infection from occurring when the product of conceptus is passing out. Sometimes there could be little amount of product of conceptus left even after surgical abortion. Because of raw area infection can easily be transmitted. Even using condom is like introducing a external object which can lead to infection.
So there is no harm in waiting for a week.

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Answered: Sun, 1 Dec 2013
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