Riesgos de aborto

Riesgos de aborto

What are the potential side effects and risks?

Abortion, as with any medical procedure, is not without side effects and risks. For you to make the best possible informed decision, you need to know the potential risks involved. Reactions to the abortion pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU486) varies, from painful to extremely dangerous. These pills have a “black box” warning, which is the highest level of caution, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) puts on medication. The FDA also warns against taking them without medical supervision. Before taking these pills (especially without a doctor’s help), you should be aware of possible side effects you may encounter.

Common Side Effects from the abortion pill include:

  • Abdominal pain, severe cramping, prolonged heavy bleeding
  • Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or fever and chills 

To learn more about the short- and long-term risks of abortion, schedule an appointment to talk with one of our nurses.

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Surgical Abortion Risks

The main risks and complications associated with having a surgical procedure increase the later in pregnancy an abortion performed. They include:

  • Hemorrhaging, blood clots, Rh sensitization, or infection (the chance of infection increases if you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD)
  • Nausea and vomiting, sweating, or feeling faint
  • Cervical tears or lacerations, incomplete abortion, organ damage
  • Allergic or adverse reactions to medications                                          

***If you are experiencing severe physical side effects from an abortion, immediately seek medical attention from your physician or a hospital.

Could Abortion Affect Me Later?

There is evidence that abortion is associated with long-term mental health risks.

Emotional

In line with the evidence, you should know abortion increases the emotional risk for:

Relational

Research reveals that couples who choose abortion are more likely to have problems in their relationships. After the abortion, some women may experience a short- or long-term lack of interest, discomfort, or decreased dissatisfaction with sex.

Surgical Abortion Risks

The main risks and complications associated with having a surgical procedure increase the later in pregnancy an abortion performed. They include:

  • Hemorrhaging, blood clots, Rh sensitization, or infection (the chance of infection increases if you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD)
  • Nausea and vomiting, sweating, or feeling faint
  • Cervical tears or lacerations, incomplete abortion, organ damage
  • Allergic or adverse reactions to medications                                          

***If you are experiencing severe physical side effects from an abortion, immediately seek medical attention from your physician or a hospital.

Could Abortion Affect Me Later?

There is evidence that abortion is associated with long-term mental health risks.

Emotional

In line with the evidence, you should know abortion increases the emotional risk for:

Relational

Research reveals that couples who choose abortion are more likely to have problems in their relationships. After the abortion, some women may experience a short- or long-term lack of interest, discomfort, or decreased dissatisfaction with sex.

Insight Women’s Center does not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions. We can help you determine how far along you are and share accurate information about abortion procedures and risks—empowering you to make the best choice for you.
Call to schedule an appointment for your initial visit and a free pregnancy test.

Additional Questions You Might Have?

In Kansas, the law requires anyone under 18 to obtain consent from both parents to get an abortion. If your parents are separated or divorced, only the parent with custody needs to consent to the abortion.

Scheduling an appointment with IWC does not require parental consent.  As we talk through your pregnancy options, we will discuss ways to tell your parents about your pregnancy and how to include them in your decision-making process.

We adhere to strict privacy and confidentiality policies. Clients are protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.)

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“The women I met with at IWC helped me realize that even though life provides twist and turn, there is still hope, and I can still achieve my goals.”

Coming to Insight Women’s Center has changed our lives.”

Thank you for making this easy.  It definitely calmed my nerves, and I feel very supported.”

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