The same complications you have with childbirth you have with abortions but the risk is smaller. So bleedings, perforation, infections, sterility etc. Especially early abortio…ns are safer then childbirth. No risk for mental health unless you have problems prior to the abortion or you are for instance forced into having one. Getting the baby blues is also not uncommon just like after any pregnancy. There is no higher risk to get cancer as some has claimed. Less then 0.03% end up in hospital due to abortion complications and that includes those who had one for health reasons and who didn't follow what the doctor's advice afterwards. That you get an infection but if you have done it at a clinic safe and legally that is rare. Some women get the Baby Blues and a few get depressed, often based on their situation and the fact that they have no support form home and no one to talk to. There are no risks for future pregnancies or cancer as some people have claimed. After you've healed things go back to normal. Although abortion is considered a safe procedure these days as long as you go and have it done by a doctor, there are of course risks as with any medical or surgical procedure. There are those who are more common and then those that are more rare and you find them all in the links below. FYI: this question was added to Cancer and Breast cancer and research have shown that there is no increased risk for any type of cancer when having an abortion. The same complications you have with childbirth you have with abortions but the risk is smaller. So bleedings, perforation, infections, sterility and death are some of the physical complications. Especially early abortions are safer then childbirth. It is normal for a woman to experience a range of emotions after an abortion, such as relief, sadness, happiness and feelings of loss. Each woman is unique. Many women feel that they have made the right decision after having an abortion. For some women, however, abortion can raise negative emotional responses including grief, guilt, anger, shame and regret. Understanding your emotions can help you begin to let go of any pain and start to heal. It is important to recognize your feelings and to take good care of yourself if you are experiencing difficulty. The following information may be helpful if you are experiencing emotional distress after an abortion. What kinds of things might contribute to a woman feeling distress after an abortion? -- Hormones are changing back to their pre-pregnancy state after an abortion. This chemical change can make a woman feel sad and emotional. -- A woman is more likely to feel negative emotions if she felt pressured into having an abortion by someone else, instead of making her own decision. -- Some women don't receive much support from their friends or family. -- Social stigmas about abortion can make it difficult for women to share their experience and make them feel isolated. -- Some women might feel judged. -- Some women fear that they might never again be able to get pregnant. However, abortion does not interfere with your future fertility. -- Sometimes the couple relationship is stressed or undermined by the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy. In these circumstances, women may feel abused and/or abandoned. Any time you make a difficult life decision, it is natural to have second thoughts. Allowing yourself to express any negative feelings that you may be having will help to diminish their impact. Sometimes reading about other women's experiences can be reassuring and may make your own feelings more clear. You can find the stories of several women who have had abortions at the link below. Is it normal to feel depressed after an abortion? Approximately 5% to 30% of women report feelings of regret, anxiety, guilt, mild depression and other negative emotions. If your feelings are overwhelming or persistent, you should consult a professional therapist. It is rare for a woman to become clinically depressed after having an abortion. There are some risk factors that can contribute to the risk of clinical depression after abortion, such as if the woman has a previous history of depression. Depression is a very serious illness. It is extremely important that you seek help from a professional such as a doctor, counsellor or therapist. Quote from the Guttmacher Institute; .
The risk of abortion complications is minimal: Fewer than 0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization. Abortions performed in the first trimester pose virtually no long-term risk of such problems as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) or birth defect, and little or no risk of preterm or low-birth-weight deliveries. Exhaustive reviews by panels convened by the U.S. and British governments have concluded that there is no association between abortion and breast cancer. There is also no indication that abortion is a risk factor for other cancers. In repeated studies since the early 1980s, leading experts have concluded that abortion does not pose a hazard to women's mental health. The risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every one million abortions at or before eight weeks to one per 29,000 at 16-20 weeks-and one per 11,000 at 21 or more weeks..
The complications at abortion is the same as childbirth but the risk to get it is much smaller. Abortion is safer then childbirth. The complications are bleedings, infections, perforations etc. Death due to legal abortions performed in clinics are extremely rare and then the woman usually have problems before or it is a late term abortion due to the mothers or baby's health. (MORE)