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What You Need To Know About Having Sex After An Abortion

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Despite the fact that over 650,000 legal abortions were performed in the U.S. in 2014 (the most recent year for which data is available), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, abortions are often treated as taboo. There are still a flood of misconceptions about how they work, where you can get them, and what to expect before, during, and after. (We clear up some of these confusing questions here.)

As such, one question often gets lost in the shuffle: What do you need to know about having sex afterward? How long should you wait? Is it dangerous? Do you need birth control? Given the highly personal nature of the subject, these might not be questions you want to ask your bestie over brunch. That’s why we went straight to M.D.s for the scoop.

Medical abortions account for about a quarter of all legal abortions on record, according to the CDC. Using a combination of two medicines called mifepristone and misoprostol, a medical abortion blocks your body’s natural supply of progesterone, causing the embryo to detach from the uterine wall.

With a surgical abortion, a doctor will open the cervix in order to manually evacuate the contents of the uterus.

“The cervix is narrower than a pencil point,” says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine. “When we open it, we’re stretching it to about the width of a pencil depending on how far along the woman is.”

Whether the procedure is medical or surgical, here’s what you need to know about having sex after an abortion.

YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE SEX RIGHT AWAY

Doctors officially recommend waiting two weeks after an abortion to have sex. Here’s why: With both medical and surgical abortions, you’ll experience some bleeding and maybe some discomfort similar to cramps. Two weeks gives your bod a nice cushy window to get back to normal.

With surgical abortions, there’s also the added precaution of preventing infection after the cervix has been stretched. “We have tons of bacteria in our vagina so there’s always the possibility of an infection,” explains Minkin. “You want to allow the cervix to scrunch back down basically.” If you do experience any pain, bleeding or fever at any point, get in touch with your doc right away.

That being said, if your body feels like it’s back to normal before the two-week mark, there’s usually no harm in resuming sex early, Minkin says.

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My girlfriend sent me a text message meant for someone else

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A man has taken to a popular Nigerian forum to write on how his girlfriend mistakenly sent him a text message meant for someone else.

In his narration, he revealed that he recently met the lady, 2 weeks precisely, and it was all smooth at the initial stage, only for her to change her reaction towards him after she left for another state and stopped communicating with him as she used to do.

My girlfriend sent me a text message meant for someone else

He wrote:

Ok, let me make this as short as possible as I need urgent insight.

I met this girl 2weeks ago through a friend. We had casual chat, then I noticed my friend was always saying good things about her (I got the hint the lady must have incited him to do that so I’ll pick interest).
On meeting (by coincidence) a second time we exchanged numbers, I dnt know how she did it but she got under my skin in a flash. We went on dates twice in a week and the most shocking fact was she footed the bills. (I didn’t like that fact tho, but she gets angry when I protest).

Fast-forwarded to few days ago, she travelled back to the west where she works and started acting weird. Actually they were really subtle changes but my 6th sense has a way of magnifying such anomalies, painting vivid pictures. She stopped calling as she does, misses my call without calling back, starts speaking Ibo when she’s on phone with me around her colleagues and many more of such acts. I acted cool and matured by not jumping into conclusions.

This evening*
I got a text from her which read “Smiles, lovey-dovey. and where is he going to??”.

Normal me would ignore the text and wait for her to come up with flimsy excuses before I flay her, but am scared she would have time to cook-up a coverup story if I don’t point it out that I SEE HER.
whats ur opinion guys.
sorry for the lenghty write and typos tho

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How my girlfriend got pregnant for my childhood friend

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A man who is just healing from the heart wounds he received after his girlfriend got pregnant for his childhood friend, has taken to social media to narrate on the sad incident.

The man, based in Lagos, had been transferred at his work place to the Eastern part of the country where he stayed for 2 years and by the time he relocated back to Lagos, she had been pregnant for someone else, only for him to discover later it was his childhood friend, who had even absconded.

How my girlfriend got pregnant for my childhood friend – Man narrates

He wrote:

I was dating this girl before the company I was working with transfered me to the East for a suppose 5years. While I was was there, i constantly keep in touch. I at least speak with her 3times a day over the phone. While on some weekends, i will take a night bus 2 Lagos on.

Friday evening to return on Sunday evening and I will practically head straight to the office on Monday morning from the park. After a year and 3 months to be precise, she called one evening and said she was tired of long distance relationship and that I should forget about ..

I jump on a night bus the following Friday, lounged in an hotel (I was always in an hotel because I didn’t want my parent to know I was in Lagos) and had to beg my friend to persuade and bring her to the hotel and had to plead and pet her and we were back on track

Before I accepted to go on transfer I confided in her and she accepted I should go. Left for me I was ready to quit the job and get something else doing even when i was still saddle with the responsibility of paying her fees from first year to her third year and even after the..

Transfer, I was still paying her way through school….love ehhh……and then, finally, after 7months of which have been to Lagos as usual 6times in between she sent me text saying she has moved on. That was the last time I could reach her on phone.

The line was permanently switched off and I tried every other means to reach her but could not…..mehnnnn I was miserable…….to love is to make sacrifice and I paid with my last coin, but never again

After 2years, and 3months. I received a letter form the head office in Lagos that my work there was done and I had to return to Lagos…before then, I already applied for a month leave which was approved together with the letter to return to Lagos

A day after I was in Lagos…. I immediately started a stop and search mission when I ran into her friend who accepted to take me to were she was only if I promise her I won’t let her know she was the one who led me to her…..sharperly, I comply.

On getting there, She (her friend) showed me the house from afar and also describe the the door to knock. Like a roaring lion, sped into the building and knocked on the exact door as I was told….and behold she came to check who was at the door with a big tommy. She was pregnant.

The longest minutes of my life. I was glue to the floor. I couldn’t go in neither was I able to go back…finally my foot were loosed and I have to leave. At this time I was already soaked with sweat. I dashed into the street and her friend was still around waiting for me.

She ask we seat out in the nearest bar to tell me what actually transpired. That was the first day I tasted alcohol and I drank to stupor. She got pregnant for my childhood friend, who refused the pregnancy and took off. All I knew was that I found myself at the hospital.

While i was at the hospital, she was rushed to the same hospital while she was in labour.( I too get conscience). After her delivery, she couldn’t afford the bills and out of pity not for her but for the Innocent baby, I had to pay. And before I left the hospital.

Its took me years to get over the trauma……and when I finally did, starting a relationship has been by far the hardest thing to do. ever since My life has been work, work and work and when am not working am indoor. This is my story.

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Husband list six rules to a happy union

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A man identified as, Ryan Stephens. has taken to Twitter to list six rules to a happy union.

According to Ryan, he and his wife sees themselves as teammates and less of soul mates, this he says is the recipe for marital success.

Dishing out the six rules to a happy union, he wrote;

My wife and I have found that focusing more on being teammates and less on being soulmates is a solid recipe for marital success.

Here’s quick thread on the 6 rules we try to follow to be a good teammate to each other in our marriage.

1.) No one should ever hear anything bad about your spouse from you.

It’s one thing to joke with friends about something trivial and quite another to demean your spouse’s character.

Know the difference and always discuss the latter with your spouse and no one else.

2.) Over communicate.

You cannot read each other’s minds.

Never assume the other person knows what you meant.

Give each other the benefit of the doubt when miscommunications happen.

Double check if necessary.

3.) Try new things together.

Even if one of you is typically more adventurous than the other, have fun with it.

Trying new things gets an individual out of their comfort zone and is often easier as a couple, allowing you both to grow stronger together.

4.) Be each other’s champion. Celebrate wins and encourage each other.

Bring home champagne after a promotion at work, back each other up when engaging in that battle with your heathen toddler, work out together, etc.

Never cut the other person down when they’re struggling.

5.) Be grateful for each other’s contributions.

Whether it be money, time, chores, childcare, or anything else, no one contribution is greater than another.

And don’t keep score.

If you truly value each other’s input, then the scorecard shouldn’t (and doesn’t) matter.

6. Trust and respect each other.

Especially in front of others, including your children.

If you do not respect your spouse in front of other people, why should those people respect your spouse?

Enough said.

What do you think guys?

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