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August 20, 2022

What are the risks of abortion?

There are several risks associated with induced abortions, according to the Cleveland Clinic. It is always a good idea to discuss your options and understand what those risks are. 

Different types of abortions can pose various factors of concern. However, below are some of the adverse reactions related to any abortion procedure women may receive and should be discussed thoroughly with a trusted physician or care center:

  • Extreme bleeding
  • Allergic reactions to medications utilized
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Incomplete abortion

What Are the Different Types of Abortions?

There are two types of abortions, medical abortion and surgical abortion. Both contain serious adverse reactions that may occur and should thoroughly be discussed before deciding whether abortion is right for you.

  • Medical Abortion is the removal of pregnancy tissue through a medication regimen.
  • Surgical Abortion is the removal of pregnancy tissue through an invasive procedure that utilizes instruments such as vacuum and suctioning techniques.

What Are the Risks of a Medical Abortion?

Medical abortions risk factors, according to the Mayo Clinic, include:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • Extreme bleeding
  • Infection of tissues
  • Fever
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Anaphylactic reactions associated with medications used

What Are the Risks of a Surgical Abortion?

Surgical abortion risk factors, according to the Cleveland Clinic, include:

  • Injury to the cervical and uterus regions
  • Extreme bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Scarring
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Allergic reactions to medications used

What Now?

We understand this is a difficult decision and want to help support you during your journey. If you are considering an abortion and wish to discuss your options while understanding the risks of this procedure, please get in touch with us today. 

We provide free and confidential pre-abortion consultations that include medical-grade pregnancy tests and education on all your options so you can move forward with clarity. We want to ensure you will feel comfortable with your decision now and in the future. 

At Choose Hope Women’s Center, we care about you and protecting your health. 


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