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Doctor insights on: How Late Can A Woman Have An Abortion

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How late in pregnancy can a woman safely get an abortion?

How late in pregnancy can a woman safely get an abortion?

Earlier is safer.: In general, the earlier in pregnancy abortion is done, the safer. Abortions beyond the first trimester (13 weeks) will put a woman at icreased risks. The latest in pregnancy an abortion can be obtained will vary from state to state, and are almost never done beyond 24 weeks gestation. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Is it possible for a woman to die from complications an abortion?

Is it possible for a woman to die from complications an abortion?

Yes but not likely: Any surgical procedure entails risks. The procedure for a pregnancy termination carries minimal risk if done appropriately. Major risk of death occurs from an uncorrected infection or usually from bleeding that is not controlled when the uterus is damaged. ...Read more

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Which part of a young womans body is affected most after abortion?

Which part of a young womans body is affected most after abortion?

Emotions: Since a woman's uterus heals so rapidly and completely after an abortion, in my view, her emotional condition is the most affected by the abortion. Most women heal emotionally too quite well especially if they have the support of a good partner or family. Usually pregancy symptoms go away quickly as well so that by 1-2 weeks all symptoms have disappeared. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for a woman to get an abortion?

Yes: Other than the 100% fatality rate it has for your baby, there are always risks to you as well, both physical and emotional. Consider the gift of adoption to all the couples out there desperate for a baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a woman to have had multiple abortions?

Is it safe for a woman to have had multiple abortions?

There are risks : Termination of pregnancy is a surgical procedure. Repeated uterine evacuations can have future problems. Scarring of the cavity is called asherman syndrome & may lead to infertility. Additionally, the cervix may have trauma which may affect pregnancies. It would be hard to find an md who would say "they are without risks". Talk with your obgyn. It is concerning for your overall care. ...Read more

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Can having an abortion create fertility for the woman?

Can having an abortion create fertility for the woman?

Rarely: Rarely, an abortion can cause scar tissue inside the uterus that interferes with implantation of a subsequent pregnancy. Fortunately, as i mentioned, this is very uncommon. ...Read more