Do repeated abortions damage the uterus? Should a woman employ repeated abortions as a form of birth control? What are the dangers of repeated abortions?
A startling reality is that half of all abortions performed in the United States back in 1989 were repeated procedures according to a report on the Life Issues website. That report quotes a few other researches that show that that trend did not only reflect the choices of American women. A prostitute in Brazil had 29 while a Minnesota woman had 20 procedures.
One risk a woman faces directly after a procedure is infection according to the NHS website. That is not necessarily that the person who performs it uses unsterile equipment. Infections occur when not all of the associated tissue is removed.
If that infection is not treated, the infection causes damage to the womb, which may make it harder to get pregnant. Infection from any natural or surgical procedure should be treated immediately to prevent further damage to the body.
An infection in the female organs can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease but can also render a woman infertile. If the amount of bleeding cannot be controlled after a procedure this opens a woman up to complications such as shock or the need for blood transfusions. A woman needs to ask herself is it worth it?
Each year as politicians are campaigning they bring up the dreaded abortion procedure and its legality. While some may believe mixing politics with this topic is a good idea, I do not. The procedure is a woman’s choice and no one should influence her decision. However, repeated abortions do have an effect on the emotional wellbeing of a woman and she should be warned of this as she is warned of the physical risks.
Yet the statics of repeated abortion procedure tell me that not all women know of all the risks. I know a few women in my local area who regularly use this type of procedure as a form of birth control. Once is acceptable in my eyes. When there are so many other birth control forms such as the Pill, IUD, and condoms available, it is crazy and selfish to continue to have multiple abortions.
I am not against abortion as I had one back in the 80s after I was raped. While I regret that decision now, I believe it was the right decision for me back then. Now given the information and associated risks I certainly would never do it again. Had the provider botched the procedure I might not have had the chance to become a mom to the three children I did have.