December 8, In the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of abortion, researchers at UC San Francisco have concluded that major complications are rare, occurring less than a quarter of a percent of the time, about the same frequency as colonoscopies. The study, published online on Monday, Dec. The rate is similar to what has been found in previous studies, but this is the first study in which researchers have based their conclusions on complete data on all of the health care used by women who have received abortions.
Abortion Risks, Side Effects and Complications
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Metrics details. Every year 42 million women with unintended pregnancies choose abortion, and fifty percent of these procedures, 20 million are unsafe. An unsafe abortion is defined as a procedure for terminating an unintended pregnancy carried out either by person lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards or both. It is estimated that , induced abortions are performed annually in Pakistan, and estimate an annual abortion rate of 29 per women aged Here we present a case report of a year old woman who underwent an unsafe abortion for unintended pregnancy resulting in uterine perforation. The unskilled provider pulled out her bowel through vagina after perforating the uterus, as a result she lost major portion of her small intestine resulting in short bowel syndrome. The law of Pakistan only allows abortion during early stages of pregnancy for purpose of saving the life of a mother but does not cater for cases of rape, incest and fetal abnormalities or social reasons.
The film follows Johnson, played in the movie by Ashley Bratcher, on her journey from Planned Parenthood employee of the year to disillusioned opponent of abortion. Along the way, it perpetuates distortions and potentially dangerous myths about the procedure. The movie, co-written and co-directed by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, arrives at a time when the anti-abortion movement in the U. This year, an unprecedented number of states have introduced bills to limit abortion. Alabama wants to outlaw abortion entirely.
Once, many years ago, I got into a conversation with a colleague of mine after the passage of yet another law restricting abortion access. We both described ourselves as pro-choice , and I tended to feel like we were on the same page politically. But for so many people, including a lot who identify as pro-choice, there remains a sense that abortion must be deeply harmful on a range of levels.