Abortion is an option available to women, but like many serious medical procedures, it comes with risks that women should be aware of. These risks can potentially be life-threatening, and women deserve to be empowered with all the facts and latest research in order to make the best decision for themselves and their health.
What’s All The Commotion About An Abortion?
An abortion can have both physical and mental health impacts on a woman. Because there are known dangers that accompany this procedure, women should be educated on these risks.
Oftentimes, women are unaware of the health effects an abortion can have until it’s too late. We don’t think that is okay. If a woman chooses to abort her pregnancy, she should be able to make an informed decision that considers all aspects, including her health and safety.
So, How Does Abortion Impact Health?
The Physical Impacts
Depending on the type of abortion procedure you have and your health history, physical risks may vary. However, some risks may include the following:
- Long-term complications include chronic pain and infertility.
- Serious infection.
- Hemorrhaging (profuse bleeding).
The Mental Impacts
The Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic agree that abortion can cause women emotional distress, including sadness, stress, guilt, and loss.
Additionally, this study from the National Library of Medicine states, “some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”
Where Can I Go To Help Protect Myself?
If you are contemplating an abortion, reach out to us today so we can discuss any questions or concerns you may have before the procedure. Understanding potential risks, complications, and all your options are important.
All appointments and services are at no cost to you and are always confidential. We are here to help you make an informed, knowledgeable, and empowered decision.