Abortion

Are abortions painful?

Abortions are a medical way to end a pregnancy. While abortions may cause some pain or cramping, many women can manage the discomfort. In this article, we discuss whether abortions hurt, other side effects, and potential risks and complications. We also explore the potential emotional impact of having an abortion, minimizing pain and side effects, […]

Abortion

What are the different types of abortion?

There are a number of types of abortion, and options depend on the duration of the pregnancy. An abortion is a medical means of ending a pregnancy. Worldwide, around half of all reported unintended pregnancies end in abortion. Abortion is legal throughout the majority of the United States and in many other countries. In this […]

Abortion

When do periods start again after an abortion?

Abortions are low risk medical procedures that end pregnancies. It is normal to experience bleeding right after having an abortion, but a woman’s first period will usually occur several weeks later. This article discusses what women can expect to happen to their periods after an abortion. Read on to learn how medical and surgical abortions […]

Abortion

How to care for yourself after an abortion

Proper self-care is important for physical health and mental well-being after an abortion. When a medical professional performs an abortion, it is a safe procedure that carries few risks. However, women should be aware of what to expect after an abortion and how to plan their rest and recovery. According to one analysis, it is […]

Abortion Depression

How to cope with depression after abortion

Emotional side effects are not uncommon after an abortion, or pregnancy termination, whether it was planned or not. In some cases, depression can occur. However, the link between pregnancy termination and depression remains unclear. The decision to terminate a pregnancy is rarely an easy one, and it is not always the individual’s preferred choice. Whether […]

Abortion Pregnancy / Obstetrics

Baby simulator programs ‘increase teen pregnancy risk, not reduce it’

Baby simulator programs are designed to help prevent teenage pregnancy, but a new study published in The Lancet suggests they may have the opposite effect. Researchers found teenage girls who participated in a pregnancy prevention program were actually more likely to become pregnant or have an abortion. Researchers found teenage girls who participated in the […]

Abortion Pregnancy / Obstetrics

Study estimates number of births and terminations with Down syndrome in Massachusetts

A multi-institutional research team has estimated for the first time the number of children born with Down syndrome each year in Massachusetts over the past century, along with the numbers of pregnancies of a child with Down syndrome lost to either termination or miscarriage. Their report receiving advance online publication in the journal Genetics in […]

Abortion

Abortion: 95% of women do not regret procedure

“Postabortion trauma syndrome” is described by anti-abortion campaigners as a common mental health problem experienced by women who choose to terminate their pregnancies. However, the results of a new study published in PLOS ONE suggest there is no evidence for this syndrome. In the study, 95% of women who had abortions said that it had […]