What Are The Risks Of Abortion?

All abortions come with risks. Those risks can vary depending on the type of procedure that’s chosen. Some risks that women should discuss with a trusted medical professional include:

  • Woman contemplating abortion and optionsIncomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn't work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Other risks to learn more about are:

  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall

Why Should Women Be Aware Of The Risks?

Women deserve to make informed decisions with all the facts. No information, including something as serious as risks or complications, should be withheld from them when contemplating their options.

Abortions are also typically outpatient procedures. That means women are responsible for knowing what to monitor their health for in case signs and symptoms of a complication arise. Knowing when to call emergency services can be lifesaving.

What Are The Steps I Should Take To Protect My Health?

You can take a few simple measures to ensure you’re protecting your health before an abortion. Those include:

  • Take a reliable pregnancy test to confirm accurate results.
  • Receive an ultrasound to understand your options and verify that the pregnancy is viable and located in the right place so it doesn’t risk your health.
  • Speak with a medical provider. Discuss all your options, health history, allergies, current medications, the risks, and possible complications an abortion may cause.

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