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Doctor insights on: Percentage Of Women Who Regret Having An Abortion

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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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What percentage of people have an abortion when they know their child will have down syndrome?

What percentage of people have an abortion when they know their child will have down syndrome?

Difficult # to find: The biggest influence on the decline of down syndrome births in the last 4 decades has been the introduction of oral contraceptives & or decision to undergo permanent sterilization. Many centers do not keep or record the reasons for the procedure.Some centers consider invasive sampling such as amniocentesis only if couples are likely to terminate even if screening tests were suggestive of ds. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of getting adhesions after abortion?

After 1 uncomplicate: Uncomplicated meaning , no infection, no perforation of the uterus, no retained products requiring a 2nd procedure- if non of those - very low. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have medical abortion after experiencing 1 year c-section? If i will do this procedure, whats the risk and percentage to be successful?

Is it safe to have medical abortion after experiencing 1 year c-section? If i will do this procedure, whats the risk and percentage to be successful?

Yes: It is safe. Success rate depends on how far along in pregnancy. Risks would be same for any other medical termination. Surgical termination relatively soon after csection may increase risk of uterine perforation but 1 year is not super close ...Read more

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Hi.. I had an abortion almost 2 months now i had my first period a week ago but i regret having an abortion and i want to replace my baby is it safe?

Hi.. I had an abortion almost 2 months now i had my first period a week ago but i regret having an abortion and i want to replace my baby is it safe?

Replace?: I'm sorry to hear of your painful feelings, but it isn't possible to replace the particular baby that was aborted. Usually after an abortion it's recommended to wait several months before becoming pregnant again. Speak with your ob-gyn physician about this. If you're having difficulty with grief, working with a therapist about this may help you a lot. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many abortions can a woman have?

How many abortions can a woman have?

Abortion: Technically there is no limit to a number of abortions someone can have. That being said, pregnancy can be risky. Medical and surgical abortions have their own risks as well. I would recommend a reliable form of birth control so as to avoid unintended pregnancies and therefore avoid risks of pregnancies and abortion. ...Read more

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What do abortions do to the female body!?

What do abortions do to the female body!?

Abortion risks: Abortions usually have no long-term physical consequences for the woman. In rare cases it can cause scarring inside the uterus making future pregnancies difficult or impossible. Multiple terminations can cause preterm delivery by cervical incompetence in future pregnancies. Terminations can sometimes cause a hefty psychological toll. ...Read more

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Up until when can women have an abortion?

Timing of abortion: Theoretically at any time, but it is easiest to obtain and to do before 12 weeks gestation. After 24 weeks (the point of fetal viability) it may be regulated or prohibitted. ...Read more

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Is there extreme regret after having an abortion?

Is there extreme regret after having an abortion?

Regret can occur: After any decision a person makes. Decisions that are irreversible may produce stronger regret when regret occurs. If the decision to have an abortion was made with careful rational thought, free from pressure & coercion, it will less likely be regretted. The abortion decision occurs in the time-pressured circumstance of advancing pregnancy. Thinking it through before pregnancy is helpful. ...Read more

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Can the guilt of having an abortion ever go away?

Maybe help can help: That is a very powerful and complex concern. For all women, it is a very important and difficult event. For some it has more meanings than for others. Most can benefit from support given by people who understand what is most important to you. This can be from friends, lovers, family or mentors - but there are caring professionals too. There are gentle clergy as well as therapists. Forgiving's good. ...Read more

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What changes occur in female body after abortion?

What changes occur in female body after abortion?

Cramping, spotting: The main physical changes are the body going back to its pre-pregnancy state. Someone can have cramping or spotting. Sometimes breasts can become swollen, painful or engorged. Most of these symptoms can be managed with ibuprofen. I also recommend following up with one's doctor afterwards to check in. If fever, pain, nausea/vomiting, or foul discharge occur, seek immediate help. ...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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How many women in the u.S. Have had just one abortion?

How many women in the u.S. Have had just one abortion?

1 in 3: Believe it or not, abortion is very common. 1 in 3 women will have had at least one abortion by the time they reach menopause. ...Read more

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Why did women use to die from abortion before it was legal?

Why did women use to die from abortion before it was legal?

Bleeding, infection: When abortion was uniformly illegal, desperate women would submit to "back alley" procedures performed by unlicensed, unregistered, unskilled persons under non-sterile conditions. Infections, which were life threatening, and uncontrolled bleeding often resulted. Of course the wealthy had skilled practioners paid to do this well. Abortion now can be safe but is under political attack. ...Read more

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Why do women over 40 have the second highest rate of abortions?

Why do women over 40 have the second highest rate of abortions?

Chromosomal errors: The quality of eggs deteriorate with age and once fertilization occurs, these embryos have higher rate of chromosomal malformations leading to miscarriage. Other co-morbidities (diabetes, hypertension that is present at this age more than younger years) complicates issues further Best Wishes Dr M ...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

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