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When considering an abortion, your health and safety is important to us. Speak to a client advocate today.
There are two main types of abortion:
Women’s Health Checklist when Considering Abortion
Are You Sure You're Pregnant?
Are you sure you have a viable, uterine pregnancy (viable means one that is capable of developing under normal conditions)?
Do you know that there are possible physical complications following abortion?
About 10% of women suffer immediate complications, 1/5 of which are considered life threatening: infections, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury and endotoxic shock. 3 – 5% of women are left sterile. Long term physical complications can include the following: abnormal development of the placenta in later pregnancies that can lead to malformation or death of the baby; cervical and uterine damage from abortion can cause premature delivery and labor complications in later pregnancies. Cancer risks for cervical, ovarian, and liver cancer also increase. This is apparently linked to the unnatural disruption in the hormone changes of pregnancy when a woman has an abortion.
Do you know your legal rights before and after an abortion?
What do you know about the abortion procedure?
What do you understand about fetal development?
Do you know what other procedures you will undergo at the abortion clinic, and what procedures you should follow afterwards, and if there are any costs over and above the cost of the abortion procedure?
Do you know if you have a sexually transmitted disease right now?
Do you know that there are possible emotional complications following an abortion?
PAS (Post Abortion Syndrome) is a psychological disorder which occurs when abortion is experienced as a traumatic event. Symptoms may include anxiety attacks, outbursts of anger or rage, sleep disorders, flashbacks about the abortion, nightmares about the abortion or baby, intense grief or depression, or withdrawal from relationships. Post Abortion trauma varies from one individual to another in its symptoms, intensity, and the time of onset. It can be seen soon after the abortion but it can be most intense 5 to 10 years after an abortion.
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All services are confidential and free of charge. Choices of the Heart does not refer for or perform abortions.