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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the health effects of an abortion?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Usually minimal: Assuming there are no complications of the procedure, there are no long term physical effects from having an abortion. Emotional effects are more variable and unpredictable.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the health effects of getting an abortion?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very few: There are, of course, risks and complications of abortion like any other procedure such as bleeding, infection, retain products of conception, just to name a few. However, when done by a competent healthcare professional, the risks are minimal without any long term effects to your medical health or future fertility.
Last updated Jan 13, 2020

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