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Post-abortion check-up

You will be offered a free post-abortion check-up about 2 weeks after having an abortion.

You can have this check up with the GP or doctor you spoke to at your pre-abortion consultation. The check-up may be by phone or online video call.

This appointment is optional. You do not have to go. But you should have it. It is free and confidential.

Your GP or doctor will make sure that the abortion is complete and that you are healing properly.

You can also talk with them about:

Physical side effects after an abortion

If you decide not to have a post-abortion check-up

If you do not have your post abortion check-up, the doctor might call you instead.

If you are not available to take the call, it is up to you to contact the doctor if you need to speak to them.


You can get pregnant almost immediately after an abortion.

Your GP can give you advice and a prescription for contraception.

If your method of contraception failed or did not suit you, talk to your GP or doctor.

You should be given information about and offered a choice of all methods.

For example:

Find out more about contraception -

Page last reviewed: 28 October 2022
Next review due: 28 October 2025