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Make A Healthy And Informed Decision

Abortion poses a risk to your physical and emotional health. It’s essential to learn all the facts first. Like any other medical procedure, make sure you know what to expect regarding procedures, side effects, and potential risks.

Side Effects And Risks of Medical Abortion

According to the Mayo Clinic, these are the side effects of the abortion pill:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

These are the potential risks:

  • An incomplete abortion (especially as you get closer to the 70-day cutoff)
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Risks Of Surgical Abortion

  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection

Besides general side effects, there are a variety of emotional and physical risks involved with having an abortion, according to the American Pregnancy Association.

Emotional Side Effects And Risks

An abortion can pose emotional risks along with physical. While some women may be relieved after an abortion, others may struggle with complicated feelings. Psychologists have labeled this emotional reaction as post-abortion stress.

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Guilt/emotional pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Memory repression
  • Increased alcohol and drug abuse
  • Flashbacks
  • Long-term grief
  • Anniversary reactions
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you are struggling or experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help. Contact us today to make your appointment to talk to one of our trusted staff members.

Evidence-Based Medical Education

If you are considering an abortion, it’s critical to address the potential risks. At Palm Beach Women’s Clinic, you will find a safe environment to share your concerns and talk through these risks with someone that has been there before.

Please note that we do not offer or refer for abortions. However, we are committed to providing evidence-based medical education about abortion procedures and risks. Make your confidential appointment today to discuss your options.

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