Disadvantages of Surgical Abortion
The procedure is invasive and may cause some pain or discomfort. If a patient chooses to use sedation or general anesthesia, one is drowsy or “woozy” after the procedure and will require someone to drive you home. The sedation may also cause short-term nausea. With this early procedure, the risks of complications are minimal.
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that provides emotional support, resources
and information to women who have had
abortions and to their partners, friends,
allies and family members. All calls are completely confidential and counselors are non-judgmental.
Frequently Asked Questions
National Organization for Women
Rochester, NY Chapter
Monroe County Medical Society
Medical Society of the State of New York
National Abortion Federation
J Fam Pract. 1997