You may have heard of the abortion pill and have thought about taking it. Before you take the abortion pill, here are some things to consider:
Medical Risks: If you have certain medical conditions, the ingredients in the abortion pill may not be right for you. It's important to consult a doctor and let them know your complete medical history before proceeding with the aborti0n pill. Should you experience, pain, cramping, sustained fever, prolonged bleeding, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, or other side effects, call a doctor. It's difficult to know what is "normal" or a side effect of a serious complication unless you are seen by a medical professional.
2. Emotional Risks: Because you are completing an abortion at home, you may see embryonic parts expelled. Women have reported negative emotions that have lingered for years after their aborti0n. The risk also increases for long-term mental health effects, most notably depression, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol abuse.
3. Complications: While the abortion pill is approved for use up to 10 weeks of your last menstrual period, there is still a 2-7% failure rate. The further along you are in the pregnancy, the higher the risk of failure. Some women may also experience hemorrhaging and need medical care to stop the bleeding. There is a potential that having an abortion can cause infertility, so this is also something to consider before taking the medication. The risk of infertility grows with each abortion.
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