What are the health effects of abortion? And what should be done to get a safe abortion? These are the questions that many women often ask before deciding to have an abortion. Here are some tips to help you to get better understand about abortion.
What is abortion?
Abortion is a medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy. In the abortion procedure, the fetus is removed from the mother’s womb.
There are two types of abortion:
Medical abortion: Medical abortion was used in order to block certain hormones needed for pregnancy. It causes the uterus to be unable to support the fetus on its own.
Surgical abortion: Surgical techniques can be used to remove the fetus from the uterus.
For this procedure, your doctor will perform depend on certain factors, including how long the pregnancy is.
Women should make an appointment with a specialist to discuss any options that are appropriate for their pregnancy situation and options.
Does abortion hurt?
Many women experience some pain during an abortion. Women who have had a medical abortion may experience cramps that feel like severe abdominal pain during menstruation. Some women also experience nausea and diarrhea. Over-the-counter medications, including lenolin (acetaminophen) and arsenic or ibuprofen, can help with cramps. Surgical abortion can also feel like severe abdominal pain during menstruation.
During a surgical abortion, your doctor may give you anesthesia, called anesthesia, to numb the cervix (the area around the uterus).
Call your doctor if you have any of the following side effects after an abortion:
• Fever for more than 4 hours
• Severe vaginal bleeding (bleeding with more than two sanitary pads per hour)
• Severe abdominal or back pain
• Vaginal discharge smells bad
Sex after an abortion
It takes a few weeks for the uterine and cervical tissue to heal after the abortion. During treatment, those tissues can become infected. For this reason, doctors usually recommend waiting at least two to three weeks before having vaginal sex again.
Pregnancy after abortion
Abortion does not affect your ability to get pregnant again. Researchers are not sure if abortion increases the risk of complications in future pregnancies. Some studies have suggested that abortion may increase the risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. Other studies have not found a higher risk of preterm birth. Other studies have not found a higher risk of preterm birth. Therefore, there are no definitive studies that confirm that abortion affects later pregnancies. But women are encouraged to use contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies rather than abortions.
Abortion and Mental Health
The study found that for most women, abortion is not harmful to long-term mental health. But there are a number of factors that can increase a woman’s risk of experiencing psychological problems after an abortion.
These factors include:
• Mental health problems before abortion
• Lack of adequate social support from family or friends
• Victim of violence, abuse or rape
• Have a negative attitude towards abortion
• End of pregnancy due to abnormal growth of the baby
In general, abortion is a woman’s right to make decisions about her body and health without being obstructed or pressured by anyone. What families and society can do is provide support, both physical and mental, for women to have a better and safer abortion.