Abortion Risks and Side Effects Wichita, KS

Are there risks with abortion?

Although many abortion clinics will give you facts on what takes place during the abortion procedure itself, many fail to discuss the long-lasting risks that abortion has on its patient both physically and emotionally. At Birthline of Wichita, we care about your long-term needs and here to walk you through the reality of what having an abortion does to your body, mind, and soul. We are here to answer any questions you have and guide you every step of the way, contact us today.

What are the physical risks of abortion?

  • Permanent damage to the uterus
  • Injury to the bowel or bladder
  • Cut/Torn Cervix
  • Severe Cramping
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Future problems conceiving children
  • Hemorrhaging(heavy bleeding)
  • Risk of future hysterectomy
  • Risks that involve surgery/anesthesia

What are the emotional risks of abortion?

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Guilt
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorder
  • Despair

How severe are the risks of abortion?

Like any medical procedure, weighing the risks is vital when making an appropriate decision for yourself, especially when it involves something with lifelong risks. Although rare, some abortion procedures may cause severe bleeding and infection that could potentially lead to death. Sometimes the emotional trauma involved with such an extreme procedure also leads to life-changing effects most do not consider. The father also suffers from the trauma, which puts many relationships and marriages in a strained position. The loss of a pregnancy no matter how it happens is devastating. The Birthline of Wichita staff is here to offer all the counseling available to not only the female considering abortion , but also the male partner involved. The decision should never be made alone , and we are here for you every step of the way.  Contact us today to speak with a staff member or make an appointment.

Before you have any elective procedure it’s important to know the potential impacts it could have on your body and future health. Here we’ve compiled the latest research on the impacts of abortion. Risks and side effects vary by the type of procedure and how far along you are.

Common Side Effects

Most women experience some of the following after an abortion 1:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Spotting/bleeding

Serious Potential Complications 1

  • Heavy or persistent bleeding that is heavier than a normal menstrual period
  • Infection or sepsis
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scarring of the uterine lining
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to other organs
  • Severe abdominal and back pain
  • Foul-smelling discharge
  • Fever
  • Continuing symptoms of pregnancy
  • Death

Long-Term Health Risks

There is literature to support the possibility of these future healthcare risks 2:

  • Future Pre-term Deliveries
  • Breast Cancer
  • STDs and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Mental Health (see After Abortion Care tab – “Emotional Effects”)
  • Infertility & Future Childbearing

Are you considering abortion?  Are you unsure of your options?  Here at Birthline of Wichita Pregnancy Care Center we specialize in helping you through the process.  Our onsite staff will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way. We would be happy to serve you.

Contact us today:  Birthline of Wichita, 339 N Seneca, Wichita, Ks 67203; 316-265-0134

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