Physical Effects of Abortion

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Thomas W. Strahan Memorial Library
Standard of Care for Abortion
Abortion Decision-Making
Psychological Effects of Abortion
Social Effects and Implications
Physical Effects of Abortion
Abortion and Maternal Mortality
Adolescents and Abortion
Definition of Terms
Women's Health After Abortion
Material Yet to be Cataloged
Strahan Summary Articles

Physical Effects
Abortion Technique Risks
Short Term Complications
Immediate Complications
Pain in Women
Organ or System Failure
Infections Related Complications
Impact on Later Pregnancies
Cancer Risks

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Abortion Technique and Its Relationship to Adverse Physical Effects


Short Term Complications and Other Aspects of Morbidity


Immediate Physical Complications

Cervical Injuries
Perforated Uterus

Pain in Women

Acute Pain
Chronic Pain

Organ or System Failure

Impact on General Health and Physical Well Being
Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke)
Circulatory Diseases
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Infection Associated With Abortion

Septic Abortion
Acute Renal Failure from Septic Abortion
Autoimmune Disease
Genital Tract Infection
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
General Background Studies (PID)
Abortion Related Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Bacterial Vaginosis
Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection
Use of Antibiotics in Connection With Induced Abortion

Impact on Later Pregnancies

Secondary Infertility
Uterine Fibroids
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Hypertension (High-Blood Pressure)
Ectopic Pregnancy
Placenta Previa/Aburuptio Placentae/Retained Placenta
Subsequent Miscarriage Premature Birth or Low Birth Weight
Neonatal Infection
Intraamniotic Infection
Subsequent Fetal Malformation/Birth Defects

Cancer Risk Associated With Abortion

General Studies
Breast Cancer
Protective Effect of Early Childbirth
Induced Abortion as an Independent Risk Factor
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Lung Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Other Cancers