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8. If you've had an abortion
As a delicate, sensitive and private choice and experience, an abortion isn't the easiest of topics to discuss, even with your doctor. However, if you want to one day have a family when you're ready or you're now struggling to get pregnant, reproductive specialist Dr Jane Frederick says your doctor needs to know your full medical history, including an abortion.
"There can be scar tissue and damage to the uterus. We want to make sure we have a good uterine cavity before we implant any embryos during IVF. Knowledge of an abortion will help us properly evaluate the uterus, offer a proper medication protocol and take extra steps to make sure the uterus is ready for implantation," she explains.