Will an Abortion Affect Future Chances of Fertility?

Abortion has become a topic of interest over time for many reasons. As a matter of fact, there have become two factions on the subject; the pro-choice and pro-life factions.

In a previous article, we talked about what abortion is and the basic things that you need to know if you plan on having an abortion done. One thing I would like to point out before we go further is the fact that abortion is one of the safest procedures that a woman can go through if done by a qualified doctor or nurse.

And regardless of a woman’s reasons for wanting to have an abortion, any of the two available abortion methods can be used to achieve a desirable end result. To know more about the frequent questions asked, and the basic things you must have in mind before an abortion, please do not hesitate to check out the previous article.

Many women and young girls who have abortions still hope that sometime in future they can have children. Since having an abortion is terminating a pregnancy you can already tell that it is the Direct opposite of actually having a baby this explains why many women wonder if it is possible for them to still bear children in future after having an abortion.

There is no proof that an abortion has any direct effect on fertility.

Like I earlier mentioned, when an abortion is handled in a safe setting by a qualified doctor or nurse the process should have no adverse effect on your ability to conceive or have children later in future. However, there is a very huge possibility for the abortion procedure or having multiple procedures to have a lasting adverse effect on a person’s reproductive organs.

There are primarily two types of abortions one is a medical abortion which is done by swallowing pills or medications, and this method usually should have no adverse effect at all on future pregnancies. A surgical abortion, on the other hand, can be done in a few different ways however it always involves the use of an instrument that will be inserted into the woman’s cervix.

However, there are rare circumstances where an abortion may cause some damage to the uterus or cervix during the process of surgery. Such a complication is usually more common with women who have had multiple abortions.

It is a known fact that any medical procedure that entails the use of an instrument being inserted into a female’s uterus can lead to scarring in those areas. This is more common when the procedure is repeatedly done over time; also this is scaring is possible when women give birth to children via repeated Cesarean section.

Dr Thornton, who is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at RMA of New York, explained that the risk women who have had multiple abortions tend to face when it comes to scarring is almost the same as what women who have had repeated childbirth through Cesarean section have to face. Nevertheless in very rare cases where the scar tissues become a problem, having them surgically removed can restore fertility and allow these women to have children again.

Another danger of having multiple abortions is that it can increase the risk that a woman’s placenta will implant abnormally when she gets pregnant in future. Even though that does not directly affect fertility, it is considered an obstetrical complication of multiple abortions or pregnancies. But again it is very uncommon, and it can also happen, after multiple full-term pregnancies.

All of these are based on the assumption that an abortion is done by a qualified doctor or nurse and in a regulated Healthcare setting. There are cases of illegal abortions which are usually unsafe and can lead to deadly or permanent damages.

So it is imperative that you make sure that whoever is handling your abortion is a qualified medical practitioner or a trained professional so that you can have a smooth procedure and your reproductive organs will be safe enough for you to reproduce in future.

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