Knowing the risks is an important part of making informed decisions. It is possible to have a positive pregnancy test but not have a viable intrauterine pregnancy. Having a free limited obstetric ultrasound at Avenues for Women may help as you gather information.

Abortion side effects & complications may include the following:

  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Perforation
    • Bladder
    • Bowel
    • Uterus
  • Future Fertility Issues
    • Preterm Birth
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Incompetent Cervix
    • Miscarriage or Fetal Demise with Future Pregnancies
    • Inability to Conceive
  • Breast Cancer (The association between abortion and breast cancer continues to be debated among medical experts.)
  • Death
Abortion Procedures

In addition to the physical side effects, women may experience other difficulties as a result of an abortion. Please click here for more information regarding other potential risks related to abortion.

More Options

Avenues for Women offers counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services

The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.