Abortion is a topic that’s been hotly debated in the headlines, especially after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and struggling to find honest and neutral answers about abortion, we’re here for you.
Our goal is to provide you with the facts so that you’re empowered to make the best decision for your situation.
What Should I Know about Abortion?
Abortion is a permanent decision that terminates a viable pregnancy. While there are different types of abortion, they each carry risks. These risks include:
- Bleeding, which can be life-threatening
- Uterine perforation
- Organ injuries
Furthermore, there are mental health risks associated with abortion. In a study of over 160,000 women who had undergone an abortion, it was found that women who aborted:
- Have an 81 percent higher risk of subsequent mental health problems compared to women who have not had an abortion.”
- Have a 138 percent higher risk of mental health problems compared to women who have given birth.
- Have a 55 percent higher risk of mental health problems compared to women with an ‘unplanned’ pregnancy who gave birth.
However, every woman will react differently to an abortion experience, which is why controversy surrounds abortion and mental health.
How Can I Protect My Health?
The first step after discovering an unplanned pregnancy is to confirm your pregnancy with a medical professional through pregnancy testing and an ultrasound.
This ensures that the pregnancy is growing in the correct location and isn’t a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. It will also provide insight into the gestational age of the pregnancy to reveal your specific pregnancy options. You will also want to be tested for STIs because it can put your health at risk.
Our center offers these services at no cost to you, and we also provide other resources that can help you make an informed decision. We care about your health and believe in empowering women through education. Schedule your confidential appointment today.