When you’re making a decision about whether abortion is the right
choice for you, too often, myths about
abortion safety can get in the way. Don’t let falsehoods interfere with your ability
to make the right decisions for your life and body. Arm yourself with
the right information and consider these facts behind common myths about
Myth: Abortion Is More Dangerous Than Giving Birth
Myths about the dangers of abortion are simply not true. It is considered
to be a very safe medical procedure that is well tolerated by the vast
majority of patients. When compared to childbirth, abortion is about 10
times safer than going through delivery. Before you have an abortion,
the doctor will consider your personal health and determine if it is a
safe procedure for you.
Myth: Abortion Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer
This myth is one of the most persistent ones regarding abortion, but it
has been debunked. In 2003, the National Cancer Institute brought together
more than 100 leading experts in the study of
pregnancy and breast cancer risk. These experts agreed that abortion has no impact on a woman’s risk
of developing breast cancer in the future.
Myth: Abortion Causes Emotional Problems
Abortion itself does not lead to emotional problems. Many women who choose
abortion do so because of the negative impact their pregnancy is having
on their lives, so they often feel relieved when the process is complete.
However, if you were experiencing emotional difficulties before your abortion,
it’s likely that they may persist afterwards. Additionally, it’s
not uncommon to feel a sense of sadness or loss after an abortion, but
this does not usually translate into long-term emotional upheaval. Your
emotional state before your abortion is a much better indicator of how
you will feel afterwards.
At Washington Surgi-Clinic, our staff is here to support you as you make
the important decision about whether abortion is right for you, and can
help you throughout the procedure and recovery. Make an appointment today
and let us help you get the care you need. Call us at (202) 683-7336.