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In this article, we look into the medical research on side effects, complications and injuries that can happen from each type of abortion.
Here you will learn the facts and statistics about the risks of abortion procedures. How often do complications occur from abortions? The short answer to this question is that we really do not know how often complications occur after abortions.
Dr Lenora Berning, a physician from North Carolina, sums up the situation this way: Different studies quantify the abortion mortality rate differently.
Many times, death certificates are assumed to be the definitive source for determining abortion mortality rates. First, the number of abortions done in the United States each year is an estimate, not an actual, accurate number. This is because only two national organizations collect abortion data, and reporting to both is voluntary.
One of the reasons this number cannot be accurate is because California has not provided their numbers to the Centers for Disease Control for over 15 years.
The biggest problem with the national reporting system for abortion-related complications, injuries, and deaths in the United States is that reporting is not mandatory.
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Also, many women who experience abortion-related complications will go to the emergency room for care, not back to the abortion clinic. Hospital staff may or may not ever find out that the woman had an abortion.
Additionally, state death reporting does not usually trace suicide back to reasons like abortion. All three components can be difficult to measure accurately, particularly in settings where deaths are not comprehensively reported through the vital registration system and where there is no medical certification of cause of death.
Surgical abortion complications generally fall into one of three categories. The first category is uterine complications. Uterine complications come from either incomplete removal of some part of the fetus, amniotic sac, placenta, or other tissue, or from uterine atony failure of the uterus to contract after the abortion causing hemorrhage large amount of bleeding.
The second category is infection. The third category is injury because of medical instruments used during the abortion. Incomplete or Failed Abortion Retained fetal body parts or tissue, placenta, or amniotic sac can lead to pain and infection of the uterus, and may require hospitalization.
Uterine Atony Hematometra is a collection of blood inside the uterus that causes symptoms such as low blood pressure and pain. Infection Incomplete or failed abortion see above can lead to life-threatening infection.
Infection of the uterine lining is typically caused by a combination of normal vaginal bacteria and an active sexually transmitted infection traveling up through the dilated cervix. All but one woman who have developed this infection have died from it.
Injury to the uterus can lead to preterm labor or miscarriage in future pregnancies A weakened or damaged cervix may lead to preterm labor or preterm premature rupture of membranes bag of waters breaking in future pregnancies. Bladder injury can occur due to perforating the uterus.
Injury to the bowels or other organs may occur from the curette sharp, scraping tool used to remove tissue and fetal body parts breaking through the wall of the uterus. Asherman syndrome is scarring of the uterine lining or in the cervical canal.
Asherman Syndrome can cause infertility, miscarriage, or preterm delivery in future pregnancies. Some general notes about surgical abortion complications include: Non-white women undergoing surgical abortion are more than twice as likely as white women to die from the procedure.
Obese women undergoing surgical abortions are more likely to have greater blood loss and the abortion takes longer. These include deep venous thrombosis DVTwhich is a blood clot in one of the major veins of the body, often a leg vein.
Blood-thinner medication has to be given in order to prevent the clot from causing a stroke or heart attack or pulmonary embolism blood clot in the lungs.
Pulmonary embolism sometimes develops on its own, without breaking off from a DVT. Pulmonary embolism can cause sudden death if it is large enough. Pain, may be severe [ 22 ] Cramping Bleeding Uterine rupture, or the whole uterus ripping apart, causing life-threatening bleeding and possibly death.
This is an emergency. Risk of uterine rupture is generally low in first trimester abortions, but still exists for women with uterine scars already, like from a previous Cesarean section.
Finally, general anesthesia may be used in a small percentage of cases. General anesthesia has its own set of side effects.Excellent article. I, too, have written a response to Marco about pro-life Atheists, and I’ve linked to it if you’d be interested in reading it (my name should link back to it).
Frederica Mathewes-Green explains how her early commitment to feminist principles helped convert her to the pro-life cause.
A section of the Missouri party's platform pledged Democrats would support "a woman's right to choose" and to "be free from intrusion in medical decisions, including to carry a pregnancy to term.". Abortion-rights movements, also referred to as pro-choice movements, advocate for legal access to induced abortion services.
The issue of induced abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalize or to restrict access to legal abortion services. Abortion-rights supporters themselves are frequently divided as to the types of abortion services that should be. The United States abortion-rights movement (also known as the United States pro-choice movement) is a sociopolitical movement in the United States supporting the view that a woman should have the legal right to an elective abortion, meaning the right to terminate her pregnancy, and is part of a broader global abortion-rights movement.
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