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What Are the Mental Health Effects of Abortion?

Emotions are complex. In fact, scientists have tried to categorize emotions over the years, with Dr. Paul Ekman famously discovering six basic categories in the 1970s and then researchers identifying twenty-seven in 2017. The research is ongoing. Because our emotions are varied, complicated, changing, and situational, there’s no way to tie abortion to specific mental

What are the Warning Signs of Infection After Abortion?

As with many medical procedures, infection after an abortion is possible.  Pelvic infection is considered the most common type of infection following abortion. If left untreated, it can lead to severe complications.  Symptoms to watch for include heavy vaginal bleeding, which can indicate an incomplete abortion and put you at risk for infection.  If you

What Are the Different Types of Abortion?

Generally speaking, there are two categories of abortion: medical and surgical.  While medical abortion uses drugs to terminate a pregnancy through 10 weeks gestation, a surgical abortion uses a mixture of dilation, suction, and tools to extract the growing fetus. Surgical abortions can be performed later in pregnancy than medical abortion, but availability depends on

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

If you are facing an unintended pregnancy, you may be wondering what an ultrasound is and why you need one. During an ultrasound, a small wand emits high-frequency sound waves that bounce off tissues in the body. These sound waves create a picture, which is displayed on a screen.  What are Ultrasounds Used for During

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