- Women may start hormonal contraception at the time of surgical abortion, or as early as the time of administration of the first pill of a medical abortion regimen.
(Strength of recommendation: strong)
- Following medical abortion, an IUD may be inserted when it is reasonably certain that the woman is no longer pregnant.
- Initiation of hormonal contraception during medical abortion prior to expulsion of the pregnancy has not been the subject of clinical trials.
- The quality of evidence based on randomized controlled trials is very low.