I had an abortion sometime in 2010 because I was not ready to have a baby.
I have been trying to conceive for the last eight months without success. Could the abortion have affected my ability to get pregnant?
I am not on any contraceptives, or any form of protection but desparate for a child. Cindy
Medically for you to be described as having infertility, you must have been engaging in regular unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse without the use of contraception, at a frequency of at least three times per week for a period of 12 months without conceiving.
You have done only eight months. Nevertheless, since you are keen and getting concerned, I advise you to visit your gynaecologist with your partner. The doctor will take a detailed history, conduct a physical examination and carry out certain laboratory test on you and your partner then advise as appropriate.
Infertility is not always a woman’s problem. Both women and men can have problems that cause infertility. Assuming the abortion was carried out by a skilled professional in a clean safe environment and there were no other complications, it shouldn’t be an issue at the moment.
DR KIZITO LUBANO