In 2005, 1.21 million abortions were performed, over half of which were illegal. In 2010 1.13 million abortions were performed worldwide, in which 78% of them were performed illegally. Each year the amount of abortions go up drastically, instead of abortions why not give the baby up for adoption. Abortions can hurt the woman severely, even kill the woman. If the procedure is done in an unsafe manner the woman could die from; cervical tears, retained pregnancy tissue, severe heavy bleeding, sepsis, uterine perforation, bladder and bowel damage.
The first procedure is “First trimester aspiration abortion” this occurs anywhere from four-thirteen weeks after your last menstrual period. During this procedure they insert a long tube inside your uterus tha... ... middle of paper ... ...o an innocent child. Think twice before thinking abortion is the way to go! I’ve told you about the types of procedures and what goes on during them, consequences of abortion and other choices you can make instead of abortion. The average woman comes up with at least three excuses for having an abortion; ¾ say if they have the baby it will interfere with work or school, about another ¾ say they can’t afford this child and ½ says they don’t want to be a single parent or are having too many complications with their significant other.
1988). In addition, Gold et al. (2007) estimates that up to fifty percent of all clinically and unclinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. As many as 80 percent of these women will become pregnant again following a perinatal death (Cordle & Pettyman, 1994). The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a miscarriage as an unintentional loss of an embryo or fetus up to 22 weeks or no more than 500 grams (WHO, 1977).
One-fifth of the complications that are life threatening include, breast cancer, serious mental health problems, miscarriages and even death. A huge risks that many women run while getting an abortion is having a preterm pregnancy next time they decide to get pregnant. A preterm pregnancy is having the baby three or four weeks before the actual due date. Another common thing that happens is that women develop Placenta Previa in future pregnancies. Placenta Previa is a complication while pregnant where placenta covers all or part of the mother 's cervix, which could cause lots of bleeding during delivery.
One woman in 24 (4.1%) have experienced immediate medical complications. (These have included severe bleeding, infection, perforation of the uterus, and part of the baby being retained. )(CJPH 73 (1982):396-400). 150% greater risk of cervical injury than for women over 30 years of age(NEJM 309 (1983):621-4). Women who've had a previous abortion have a 200% increased risk of miscarriage after two or more abortions (JAMA 243 (1980): 2495-9).
Having an ectopic pregnancy, where the embryo attaches and starts to grow inside one of the fallopian tubes, is much more likely to occur after an abortion and this kind of pregnancy is life threatening to the mother. (Birthmothers, Abortion Risks) A woman who has had an abortion is 65% more likely to develop long term clinical depression than a woman who has not had an abortion and a woman with no history of anxiety
Another risk is uterine perforation, in which two to three percent of all abortion patients suffer from, though most go undiagnosed. Damage to the uterus can lead to different problems later in life with pregnancies that can cause fetal malformation, prenatal death, and excessive bleeding during labor ("Abortion"). The risk of cervical damage during abortions is greater for teenagers and for women have second trimester abortions ("Abortion"). If the patient has chlamydia at the time of the abortion, 23% of those patients develop pelvic inflammatory disease within just four weeks. Other risks include endometriosis, which is a post-abortion risk for all woken.
Millions of unintended pregnancies in the United States each year end in abortion, as it is a way of saving the mother and the child a life of struggle. Unwanted pregnancies take a toll on women and if they are not financially, emotionally, or physically ready for a child, then they should have to choice to abort. Financially, raising a child can be overwhelming. A September 2005 survey in the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health asking women why they had an abortion, found that 73% of respondents said they could not afford to have a baby (Abortion). In this country, there are 46.5 million people living at or below the poverty line.
Instruments can perforate the uterus causing injury, infection, and bleeding to internal organs. Deaths from abortions, although rare, are usually from heavy bleeding from complications with anesthesia. Women who have abortions increase their risk of breast cancer by fifty percent, according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Abortion of a first pregnancy interrupts the natural growth process of the breast, leaving millions of cells at a high risk. It has been found that future pregnancy failure is increased by forty-five percent with just one previous abortion.
Any pregnant woman could experience preterm labor. Some women are at a higher risk for experiencing preterm labor. One known risk factor is having a previous preterm birth. Carrying more than one baby, such as twins, triplets, or more, is a risk factor for premature birth. Problems with the uterus or cervix can cause a woman to have a premature birth.