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
- Incomplete Abortion
- 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.)
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.
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.