Like any medical procedure, abortion has risks and side effects. However, does it prevent future pregnancies?

Many women have abortions because it is not the right time to have a child. However, they may want to be pregnant and start a family in the future. 

Let’s look at the different factors that may cause problems and discover the answer to this question. 

1. Medical Abortion

    A medical abortion (also known as the abortion pill) consists of two drugs taken one or two days apart. 

    The first drug, mifepristone, ends the pregnancy. Misoprostol, the second drug, causes the uterus to contract, which leads to abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding to expel the pregnancy and related tissue.

    According to the Mayo Clinic, medical abortion does not appear to increase the risk of future pregnancy complications as long as it’s completed under a physician’s care.

    It is dangerous to order the drugs online without a prescription and take them unsupervised. There could be a risk of future pregnancy complications.

    2. Surgical Abortion

      One type of surgical abortion is a D&C (dilation and curettage). In this procedure, the surgical tools or drugs open (dilate) the cervix. Then, a physician uses a mixture of surgical tools and suction to scrape and remove the pregnancy and related tissue.

      In rare cases, Asherman’s Syndrome can occur, which is when scar tissue develops in the uterus. While it can be treated by surgery, it can also lead to miscarriages and infertility.

      3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

        It is essential to test for STDs, particularly chlamydia and gonorrhea, before having an abortion. These can spread deeper into the reproductive system during an abortion procedure. 

        If untreated, they can develop into pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID sometimes has no symptoms and can lead to infertility. 

        How My Life Clinic Can Assist You

        At My Life Clinic, our medical team can provide you with a free medical-grade pregnancy test and ultrasound. This way, you can confirm your pregnancy and discover how far along you are. 

        We can also provide testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia. We want to ensure you are informed and safe. 

        You don’t have to face your pregnancy alone.  Contact us today.