Are abortions safe?
The abortion pill is really safe and effective. It’s a super common way to have an abortion, and millions of people have used it safely. Unless there’s a rare and serious complication that’s not treated, there’s no risk to your future pregnancies or to your overall health. Having an abortion doesn’t increase your risk for breast cancer or affect your fertility. It doesn’t cause problems for future pregnancies like birth defects, premature birth or low birth weight, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or infant death.
Are abortions painful?
Many women describe the pain from abortion, both surgical and medically induced, as similar to heavy menstrual cramps. In the case of outpatient surgical abortion procedures, the doctor can administer a local anesthetic. The local anesthesia will numb the cervix, although the patient may feel some pressure. Patients also report residual soreness for a few days following an abortion. For many women, over-the-counter painkillers bring relief.
Does abortion cause depression?
Serious, long-term emotional problems after an abortion are rare, and about as uncommon as they are after giving birth. They are more likely to happen in people who have to end a pregnancy because of health reasons, people who do not have support around their decision to have an abortion, or people who have a history of mental health problems. Most people feel relief after an abortion
Does abortion cause cancer?
A woman’s hormone levels normally change throughout her life for a variety of reasons, and these hormonal changes can lead to changes in her breasts. Many such hormonal changes occur during pregnancy, changes that may influence a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer later in life. However, there is no link between induced and spontaneous abortion and breast cancer risk.
Can a woman still have a child after having an abortion?
Abortion does not affect a woman’s ability to have children in the future, as the procedures typically do not impact reproductive health. After an abortion, even one in the second or third trimester, menstruation should return within four to six weeks, and the woman should be able to become pregnant soon after.