Abortion Risks & Side Effects

Abortion Risk Info

Before you have any elective procedure like elective abortion, it’s important to know the potential impact it could have on your body and future health.

Here we’ve listed the latest research on the impact of abortion. Abortion health risks and abortion side effects vary by the type of abortion procedure and how far along in the pregnancy you are.

Common Abortion Side Effects

Most women experience some of the following after an abortion:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Spotting/bleeding
  • Serious Potential Abortion Complications1
  • Heavy or persistent bleeding that is heavier than a normal menstrual period
  • Infection or sepsis
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scarring of the uterine lining
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to other organs
  • Severe abdominal and back pain
  • Foul-smelling discharge
  • Fever
  • Continuing symptoms of pregnancy
  • Death (extremely rare)

Long-Term Abortion Health Risks

There is literature to support the possibility of these future abortion health care risks:

  • Future Pre-term Deliveries
  • STDs / STIs and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Infertility & Future Childbearing

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