Make a Healthy & Informed Decision

Like any medical procedure, abortions can pose a risk to your physical and emotional health. It’s important to learn all the facts before choosing an abortion procedure. Like any other medical procedure, you might experience health implications from an abortion procedure.

Some common side effects include cramping, bleeding, nausea, diarrhea and general pain. Additionally, if the abortion pill fails to end a pregnancy, you will be required to have a surgical abortion to remove the remaining contents from the uterus that the pill could not expel. 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 Abortion Risks:

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

Feelings associated with post-abortion stress include:

  • 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.

Physical Abortion Risks:

  • Damage to the womb or cervix
  • Uterine perforation (accidentally putting a hole in the uterus with one of the instruments used)
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
  • Scarring of the inside of the uterus
  • Reaction to the medicines or anesthesia, such as problems breathing
  • Not removing all of the tissue, with the need for another procedure

If you are considering an abortion, it’s important 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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