Dangers and Health Risks of Having an Abortion

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Abortion has become more popular with the high rate of promiscuity in our society. Should abortion be allowed? Is it a sign of societal decadence? Does it have inherent dangers? What are the side effects? This article tackles all these issues.

Dangers and Health Risks of Having an Abortion

The issue of abortion has been and is still being debated. Whether abortion is morally wrong or right is not the issue here. The truth remains that even with the most professional medical attention, things could turn out awry for the person undergoing or who has gone through an abortion.

In the western world, abortion has been legalized and is a normal norm but not so in most parts of Africa, especially Nigeria. It is through that an abortion should be carried out in cases of complicated pregnancy where the woman’s welfare is a major concern, other than that abortion could be quite dangerous.

If you have been thinking about having an abortion, there are a number of different things which you should be sure to consider beforehand. Whether or not having an abortion is morally correct is not the issue here.

While majority of the studies which have been performed about the dangers which are associated with abortions are often scrutinized and debated, there are a variety of different known factors which you might experience after having an abortion. Each of these factors may be negative to your health, so it is important to take one into consideration before you decide to go through with an abortion.

Most common dangers of having an abortion

Inflammation of the cervix

This is one of the most common effects of having an abortion. Although you might look at it as a minor side effect, the truth is that it is not. In fact, the results of this side effect tend to be very severe. One of the things that it can lead to is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can eventually permanently damage your pelvis. It can also lead to Cervical Cancer later on in life. It is estimated that about three thousand women die from Cervical Cancer in the United States each year. Though we might not have an accurate record in Nigeria since abortion is not legalized, you could just imagine our stats given the environments under which these abortions are carried out and by quacks in most cases for that matter.


This is another very common affect of having an abortion. This is especially something that you might experience if you decide to have more than one abortion. A larger percentage of the infertility experienced in most homes in Nigeria is as a result of several abortions carried out earlier on in life. It is no news that Nigeria ladies start carrying out abortions right from high school. By the time such ladies go through college, they would have had several abortions resulting to infertility only to frequent prayer houses later in life.

In fact, abortions can be held as an accountable problem for at least thirty percent of women who are experiencing problems with infertility.

Complications during a later pregnancy

Another thing that having an abortion may cause is complications during pregnancy. Some of the things that you may be faced with if you should decide to get pregnant after an abortion include premature births, an increased chance of having a miscarriage, low infant birth weights, and even infant death. If having children in the future is something that you are looking forward to, which I believe you do as an African lady, chances are that you might want to reconsider having an abortion because of these dangers.

Psychological strains

This is the often neglected side effects of having an abortion. Even if the other complications never do rear their ugly heads up, we cannot neglect the emotional and psychological strains they will have on the individual. Such persons normally go through life with a low self esteem and worth. They feel that they have committed an abominable act which is not far from the truth. Some even harbor suicidal thoughts. Such persons need serious counseling to regain their self worth and forge ahead in life.
So, are you considering having an abortion? You better think twice. You can prevent having one totally by using protection or abstaining totally.

You can actually zip-up


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
17th Apr 2011 (#)

I dont think men should have any say in this issue. Its a womans concern.

it would be the same like a non-Christian telling a Christian what they can or cannot do.

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author avatar daniel ogbeifun
19th Apr 2011 (#)

dear mark, i dnt think you are totally right in your opinion. just pause and think for a moment...what if your daughter is involved. in Nigeria where I reside, the issue of abortion is both delicate and frowned upon, except for medical reasons. thanks for your comment anyway.

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author avatar Iphey
22nd May 2011 (#)

this issue concerns both male & female!!!

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author avatar Iphey
22nd May 2011 (#)

i do nt subscribe 2 abortion 4 any reason except 4 therapeutic reason or n d case of rape or incest! a product dat comes 4rm unwanted pregnancy could be given up 4 adoption!!!

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author avatar Iphey
22nd May 2011 (#)

pls who can gv me any decided case on abortion?

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
5th Jun 2011 (#)

You've enlightened the world with this page.

Well done.

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