Counseling on contraception
We help you find a contraceptive method that suits your needs
We are here to help you find the right birth control method for you.
As part of your abortion treatment, we will help you find the contraceptive method that best suits your individual needs.
After an abortion, your fertility will return almost immediately. If you don’t want to get pregnant after an abortion, it is important to have birth control as soon as possible. At your abortion appointment, you will be offered a variety of contraceptive methods and we will be there to advise you and discuss your options with you.
Price from 340€
Your fertility after an abortion
You can conceive again very quickly after an abortion; in fact, an egg can be released from the ovary as soon as 8 days after your treatment so that you can get pregnant again before your next period. We want to help you choose the most appropriate method of contraception after your abortion, and we offer you contraception counseling as part of your abortion care.
What are my birth control options after an abortion?
In this short video, Dr. Jaboco, a Gynecologist at Centro Médico Aragón, will talk about the gold standard in the world of contraception: ARLDs. ARLD stands for Long Term Reversible Contraceptives, such as the implant, the IUD and the contraceptive injection.
These methods are great because they are not only the most effective, but they do not interrupt sex and once they are adjusted you can forget about them. But they are all reversible, so if you want, you can plan a future pregnancy at the right time for you.
What method of birth control is right for me?
It is important to know more about the different contraceptive options so that we can provide you with the best possible support. Counseling on contraception is part of your treatment and we are happy to help you choose the most appropriate method for you.
Long-term contraceptive methods (ARLD)
ARLD stands for long-acting reversible contraception, like implant, IUD, and injection – once they're in, you can forget about them.
These methods are great because they are not only the most effective and do not interrupt sexual intercourse, but they are also reversible, so if you want, you can plan a future pregnancy at the right time for you.
Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (ARLDs) offer excellent protection against pregnancy, from three months to ten years. They are the gold standard of the contraception world!
They are ideal if you know that you do not want to have children for a while. In fact, once in place, you don't need to think about these methods until they need to be replaced and none of them interrupt sexual intercourse. They are more reliable than short-acting methods, as you don't need to remember to take them every day or use them every time you have sex.
The hormonal implant: the best in efficacy
Typically, fewer than 1 in 100 people who use an implant will get pregnant in a year. The implant is a small plastic rod, about the size of a small match, that is placed under the skin of your arm. don't worry, we use a local anesthetic to put it in and out so it doesn't hurt, it might just sting a bit. The implant lasts up to three years and can help with premenstrual symptoms and can make your periods lighter. If you have never tried an implant, then give it a try, especially if you have a very busy life and may have a hard time remembering to take pills.
IUD: fit and forget methods
There are two different types of coil: copper IUD and hormonal IUD. Both types are very reliable, last 3-5 years, and typically less than 1 in 100 users will get pregnant in a year. Either type can be easily removed by your doctor and your fertility returns to normal immediately. The copper IUD is becoming very popular among those who do not like to take hormones.
Injection: last type of ARLD methods
With perfect use, injectable methods are as reliable as implants and IUDs, but not many of us are perfect and with typical use, 3 out of 100 users will get pregnant in a year, this is because injections must be repeated every 3 months. and sometimes this is forgotten.
Contact us if you have any questions
Remember that contraception counseling is part of your abortion treatment – we are here to help you find the contraceptive method that best suits your individual needs.
Short-term contraceptive methods
Short-acting methods refer to methods that you need to remember to use or take regularly, or every time you have sex, such as the birth control pill and condom.
Not sure which option is right for you? Consider a bridging method
If you haven't made a decision about contraception or we can't give you what you want right now because you're still in a decision phase, consider having a temporary method to help him. We call this a bridging method, to take it from now until you get the method of your choice without putting yourself at risk of an unwanted pregnancy. You could have birth control pills or the shot as a bridging method, so talk to our team about this.
Emergency contraceptive methods
Using birth control when having sex is always the best way to prevent pregnancy. If you've had unprotected sex or your contraception has failed, emergency contraception can also prevent pregnancy.
At Centro Médico Aragón we are here to help you choose the contraceptive method that suits you best.
There are 3 types of emergency contraception:
The emergency contraceptive pill Levonorgestrel (LNG)
Also known as the morning-after pill: it can be taken within 96 hours (four days) of having unprotected sex, however, it is most effective within the first 72 hours (three days).
The intrauterine device
IUD is the most effective emergency contraceptive method and can be inserted up to 120 hours or 5 days after unprotected sex. A copper IUD is a small T-shaped copper device that is placed in a woman's uterus and can provide contraceptive protection for up to ten years. One of the benefits of using the IUD is that once it is in place, you can choose to continue using it for continuous contraception.
Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC)
They offer excellent protection against pregnancy, from three months to five years. They are ideal if you know that you do not want to have children for a while.
What is the most effective form of emergency contraception?
Making the decision that’s right for you
Before deciding whether to go ahead with an abortion, it can be helpful to be as informed as possible. We’ve compiled some information about abortion that we hope you’ll find helpful here.
Legal abortion and your rights
The current law recognizes the freedom of women to have an abortion. Spanish women can freely interrupt their pregnancies up to 14 weeks and in some cases up to 22 weeks.
Preparing for your abortion
Once you’ve booked your treatment with us, we’ll help you prepare for your appointment. Read tips on what to bring, how to arrange travel, guidance on eating and drinking before your treatment, and more.
A cost guide
Over 70% de of our patients have their abortion funded by the NHS (National Health System). You can also pay privately if you prefer, or if you are not eligible for NHS funding.
We have over 35 years of experience supporting French women to have a legal abortion in Spain, and we understand what to consider before travelling.
Tips for Companions
If you are a partner, friend or family member of someone who is having an abortion, here are some tips on how you can support her.