Abortion Risks and Side Effects

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It's critical to understand the potential consequences of any elective operation on your body and long-term health before proceeding. The most recent research on the effects of abortion has been assembled here.

The type of surgery and how far along you determine the risks and adverse effects. If you're pregnant, CompassCare can help you figure out what kind of abortion procedure you're eligible for and go over the risks and side effects.

Common side Effects

Following an abortion, the majority of women suffer some of the following:

Bleeding lasts an average of 14 days, however, it can last up to 21 days. 1,2





These symptoms usually go away after a week, but they can last longer.

Immediate Consequences

Damage to the cervix or womb

a lot of blood

An incomplete abortion that necessitates a (secondary) surgical abortion procedure

The uterus or the fallopian tubes are infected.

Internal scarring of the uterus

Septic shock, often known as sepsis, is a condition in which the body becomes

Death from uterine perforation

Abortion raises a woman's chance of breast cancer, according to studies. According to a 2013 study, women who had at least one induced abortion had a 44 percent higher risk of breast cancer. For those who had at least two or three abortions, the relative risk jumped to 76 percent and 89 percent, respectively. 10

Women who are considering abortion are frequently pregnant for the first time. The preventive effects of a woman's first full-term pregnancy, which causes breast cells to develop and reduces the chance of breast cancer, should not be overlooked. "An increasing number of full-term pregnancies was associated with a statistically significant decrease in the risk of breast cancer among women who had given birth; risk was lowered by 14% for each subsequent birth."

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