The European Society of Contraception Expert Group on Abortion identified as one of its priorities to disseminate up-to-date evidence-based information on post-abortion contraception to healthcare providers. A concise communication was produced which summarises the latest research in an easy-to-read format suitable for busy clinicians.
This short communication explains the recommended timing of starting reversible contraceptive methods after abortion. All women should receive information about and be offered a supply of contraception, including emergency contraception, before leaving a healthcare facility. It is safe to initiate contraception immediately after abortion; all contraceptive options may be chosen from, unless there are medical restrictions for an individual woman.