Abortion Risks & Effects

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. See the main Abortion page for abortion types and additional information.

There two types of induced abortion:

What are some of the possible side effects of abortion?

Depending on the abortion procedure done the following side effects may occur.

  • Cramping of the uterus, or pelvic pain
  • nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional reaction

What are the risks of abortion?

The side effects from anesthesia may include:

  • Allergic reactions to medications
  • Problems breathing

Side effects after an abortion may include:

  • Heavy bleeding, blood clots
  • Infection—Your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics to prevent this.
  • Infection of the fallopian tubes (which can cause scarring and may increase chances of infertility)
  • Puncture (perforation) of the uterus in a surgical abortion
  • Scarring of the uterine lining in a surgical abortion
  • Damage to the cervix in a surgical abortion (your cervix is responsible for keeping pregnancies in your uterus)

In cases when a medical abortion fails to terminate the pregnancy, a surgical abortion will become necessary to complete the abortion.

How we can help!

Free and Confidential Services

Alternatives Medical Clinic is committed to providing the evidence-based medical care and education you need to decide with confidence how you will proceed concerning your unique situation.

While we do not perform abortions or provide abortion referrals, our services are an important first step when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. We do not make any money based on your decision and are committed to providing our Free, confidential services in a friendly, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.

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