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What are the consequences of an abortion?

Abortion Consquences | Unplanned Pregnancy

When considering abortion, it is important to know what impact your decision may have. There are consequences that you should be made aware of, both physical and psychological.

The physical side effects of abortion, while rare, may include symptoms such as:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Scarring of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Infection
  • In very rare cases death

Psychologically, abortion will impact everybody different. While some women may report things such as:

  • Guilt
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Shame
  • Anger
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Development of eating disorders.

It is important to be aware that while some women may have psychological reactions to the abortion process, every person may react differently, with different frequencies and levels of severity.

Every choice has consequences, pros and cons. This is why careful consideration of every option available to you during your pregnancy is important. Thinking through each of your options can give you better peace of mind about your decision.

*According to The American Pregnancy Association.