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Question by  ArchieR (18)

Why should you use a condom after a D&C?


Answer by  malone (4817)

After a D&C, a period of "pelvic rest" is ordered, usually four to six weeks. Birth control should be resumed when you start having intercourse. After a D&C, the body needs time to return to a normal cycle. Pregnancy, though not immediately recommended, is possible at any time.


Answer by  symphonyparis (493)

Several reasons, the first because you do not want to get pregnant that soon after just having a baby. Also, the sperm are very acidic and may be an irritant.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You shouldn't have sex at all for about two weeks after the procedure is done or until you stop bleeding. A D&C is performed in because your body did not expel contents of the Uterus. Since a D&C is a minor surgical procedure it takes your body to heal. Another pregnancy could prevent any healing so you should use condoms.

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