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What health risks are commonly associated with getting an abortion?

What health risks are commonly associated with getting an abortion?

Short answer: This is a complex question, but short answer is legal abortion is generally very safe.The only clear risks are from complication (infection, perforation, etc...) of abortion, not abortion itself. There have been suggestions in the media such as that abortion 'might increase risk of breast cancer;' this is untrue and complete nonsense. ...Read more

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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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Can abortions be very bad for the health of women?

No: Legal abortion is very safe, illegal ones and 'do it yourself' are a disaster. Nothing is without any risk, but a legal abortion is less risky for complication than, say, natural childbirth. ...Read more

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Are there any negative health repercussions to having an abortion?

Sensory tics ?: Once thought rare, ma y in fact be common and consist of two types : isolated sensory tics , like tickles or itches, and premitiry urges, which appears just before motor tics. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can abortion effect a women's mental health?

Can somebody tell me how can abortion effect a women's mental health?

No difference: There is a large study being conducted now about this very question. People who want to have an abortion but cannot access it have poorer mental health outcomes than those who are able to access safe abortion care. ...Read more

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What negative health consequences are associated with having an abortion?

Surgical Abortion: Possible risks include injury to the cervix/uterus, infection of the uterus/ fallopian tubes, uterine scarring or perforation, retained tissue, hemorrhage & adverse reaction to anesthesia. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002912.Htm. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health issues does a women face that requires the abortion of a baby?

Monitor infection: Monitor for signs of infection after an abortion. Signs of post abortion infection can include foul smelling vaginal discharge, fevers, chills, pelvic tenderness or bleeding associated with severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of an abortion and what are the disadvantages? What is mental health or physical issues?

What are the advantages of an abortion and what are the disadvantages? What is mental health or physical issues?

Medicine & Morality: Of all medical procedures performed in the us, abortion is the most charged emotionally, politically, morally. No other medical procedure's been limited, debated like this one. If strip aside personal beliefs, abortion done by trained professionals is a safe procedure 4ending a pregnancy. The stressors assoc w unintended/hi-risk pregnancy can b traumatic. Politics/religion amplify those stressors. ...Read more

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Going thru an abortion process wid d pills prescribed.Wot care should I take after its complete regardng my health?

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Going thru an abortion process wid d pills prescribed.Wot care should I take after its complete regardng my health?

You need to: Follow up with those providers to make sure the process is complete, such as getting an ultrasound. Then speak to your doctor about all the birth control options available to you. Best of luck to you. Take care! ...Read more

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Are there any negative health repercussions, physically speaking, to having an abortion?

No: A single abortion performed by a qualified md in a qualified facility should not affect your health or your ability to conceive in the future when you wish to. Use a reliable method of pregnancy prevention to prevent multiple abortions as multiple abortions increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy and can affect your fertility. ...Read more

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What week is safe for abortion if no baby heartbeat, bcz they keep telling me the earlier is good for my health. Now 8 weeks. Could it be still a live?

What week is safe for abortion if no baby heartbeat, bcz they keep telling me the earlier is good for my health. Now 8 weeks. Could it be still a live?

No fetal heart beat: If at 8 weeks there is no heartbeat on multiple occasions( 2 or 3), the baby is not alive. if you have not spontaeously started to deliver the fetal remains , then it is best to have it induced and if needed have a vacuum aspiration or D&C. The longer the fetal remains are inside more risk of infection, prolonged bleeding.Many women experience fetal loss and have subsequent sucessful pregnancies ...Read more