Dating the physically handicapped
Prior induced abortion not only increased the risk of premature delivery, it also increased the risk of delayed delivery.Women who had one, two, or more induced abortions are, respectively, 1.89, 2.61, and 2.23 times more likely to have a post-term delivery (over 42 weeks). PID is a potentially life threatening disease which can lead to an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and reduced fertility.Of patients who have a chlamydia infection at the time of the abortion, 23% will develop PID within 4 weeks.Lesser lacerations, or micro fractures, which would normally not be treated may also result in long term reproductive damage.Latent post-abortion cervical damage may result in subsequent cervical incompetence, premature delivery, and complications of labor.
Researchers believe the higher rate of deaths related to accidents and homicide may be linked to higher rates of suicidal or risk-taking behavior.Major risks and complications of abortion are described, with citations to the medical literature, below.According to the best record based study of deaths following pregnancy and abortion, a 1997 government funded study in Finland, women who abort are approximately four times more likely to die in the following year than women who carry their pregnancies to term.Printable Fact Sheets Psychological Complications More articles and research on abortion risks Abortion Approximately 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major. However the majority of complications take time to develop and will not be apparent for days, months or even years.