Doctor insights on:
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Abortion
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
Depend on baby's age: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be evaluated for it. Whether medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more
Interrupts hormones: Mifepristone (aka ru 486) works by interrupting the pregnancy hormones which support the growth of the growing fetus and placenta. About 48 hours later, another medicine called Misoprostol is taken to help expel the pregnancy. This type of abortion is best done prior to 7 weeks, although sometime can be used even later up to 9 weeks. ...Read more
Depends : For abortions done prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy, strong pain relievers or a light anesthetic may be used. If you do experience discomfort during the dilation of the cervix or actual scrapping of the uterus, it will be similar to a strong menstrual cramp. After the procedure, you may experience light cramping for a day. If this persists or worsens contact your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more
What can I tell you?: Here are some good websites: www.Prochoice. Org and www.Plannedparenthood. Org and if you want data about statistics check www.Guttmacher. Org or feel free to reply or ask a more specific question if you need info. ...Read more