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Abortion risks and side effects

Abortion risks and side effects

Although the risks associated with abortions vary depending on the gestational age and the type of abortion performed, some of the most common ones include:

  • Damage to one or various areas of the female reproductive tract
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Genital tract infections
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Uterine rupture
  • Uterine perforation
  • Abdominal abscess. If untreated, it can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory (PID)
By BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/29/2017
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