What Are the Risks of Abortion? – Choice Clinic Life Resource Center

With abortion comes serious health risks. You deserve to learn about them before making up your mind about your pregnancy.

Potential common medical abortion risks include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort.

Potential surgical abortion risks include damage to the womb or cervix, uterine perforation (accidentally putting a hole in the uterus with one of the instruments used), excessive bleeding, infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes, scarring of the inside of the uterus, reaction to the medicines or anesthesia (such as problems breathing), and incomplete abortion.

Read more about abortion and the different types on our abortion page here.