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Health Effects of Abortion

Written by Jheimz Ubong

Apart from the health risks involved with Abortion, it also has a teaming psychological and emotional effects. Abortion is associated with a high decrease in both emotional and physical health…

Abortion could simply be described as a termination of pregnancy. The procedure involved is terminating the pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus.

Many countries and governments has discouraged Abortion by implementing strict bills and laws against it. However, some countries allow Abortion, giving legal backing to termination of unwanted pregnancies.

There are side effects on induced abortion whether is be a surgical or pill abortion. These side effects includes nausea, Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping etc.

Abortion carries a greater risk of complications as infections, damage to organs, bleeding ceaselessly, even death. These serious complications occur in less than 1 out of 100 early abortions and in about 1 out of 50 later abortions.

Abortion Complications include one or more of these:

  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Perforation of the Uterus
  • Damage to Internal Organs
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Damage to the Cervix
  • Scarring of the Uterine Lining
  • Consider Other Risks of Abortion
  • Abortion and Preterm Birth for future pregnancies
  • Links to Abortion and Breast Cancer
  • Death

Apart from the health risks involved with Abortion, it also has a teaming psychological and emotional effects. Abortion is associated with a high decrease in both emotional and physical health. These negative emotions may be very strong and can appear with days or after many years. These psychological response is a form of Post-traumatic stress disorder which includes:

  • Eating disorders
  • Loss of appetite
  • loss of weight
  • Relationship problems
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Flashbacks of abortion
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Spiritual Consequences

Abortion as a consequence of unprotected sex can be avoided. These listed effects above are worth not experiencing. The long lasting guilt, suicidal thoughts, depression, and even spiritual consequences.

Maintain a healthy living. Protect you future!

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