Abortion

 

Physical Risks

  • Damage to the womb or cervix
  • Uterine perforation
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection of uterus/fallopian tube
  • Scaring within the uterus
  • Reaction to medication
  • Retained product of conception
  • Abdominal pain/cramping
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Death

Psychological Risks

  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Anniversary grief
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol & drug abuse
  • Suicidal behaviors
  • Post tramatic stress disorder (PTSD)

www.birthmothers.org

www.americanpregnancy.org

www.nlm.nih.gov