When making an important decision, it is important that you have all of the facts before you make your decision.
Abortion, as with any medical procedure, is not without risk. In order for you to make the best possible informed decision, you need to know about all of the risks before you decide. Some risks are immediate, some are long-term (meaning they can show up in your future), and some are psychological. Know your facts before you make a decision.
Immediate Medical Abortion Risks
Pelvic Infection (sepsis)
Blood clots in the uterus
Heavy bleeding (hemorrhage)
Cut or torn cervix
Perforation of the uterus wall
Rh Immune Globulin Therapy (could endanger future pregnancies)
Long Term Medical Abortion Risks
Future childbearing – in some cases, complications associated with abortion may make it difficult or impossible to become pregnant in the future.
Psychological Abortion Risks
It is important to note that some women encounter a variety of psychological effects after an abortion. These range from irritability, difficulty sleeping, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder.
It is often helpful for a woman to speak with someone if she is experiencing these symptoms. If you have undergone an abortion, and are suffering from the psychological effects, please contact us to speak with one of our staff.
Advice & Aid has a Post-Abortion Assessment in which we discuss both the physical and emotional aspects of post-abortion. Learn more here.