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Hello. This is very embarrassing so please don't judge me. My partner had a medical abortion last week. The Day before we had unprotected sex. As we knew you cannot have sex for a period of time after an abortion. The reason it was unprotected was because she was already pregnant. But now we are both extremely concerned, that she could again become pregnant due to this after the abortion? Is this possible? And what are the chances of becoming pregnant from unprotected sex the day before an abortion? I know this is really stupid and embarrassing. But we are extremely concerned.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

No, this is not possible

you cannot become pregnant that quickly. I'm 100% sure

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you please give me some more information as to why this is 100% not possible from a medical perspective please?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

you can't become pregnant when you are already pregnant.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What about after the abortion? How long will my sperm be able to live inside her? And how quickly could she become fertile again?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

It would take at least a month for things to "reset" to ovulate again and have another child

not possible

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Would the abortion also flush out any remaining sperm that was left behind? I've read that women can be very fertile straight after abortion? Misscarriges? Or child birth? Is this true?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

No, this is not true.