As with any serious medical procedure, abortion comes with risks to your health. You may be concerned about your ability to get pregnant again after undergoing one. In general, abortion may not affect future pregnancies or fertility; however, the type of abortion could have a significantly increased risk.

Do you think you may be pregnant? If so, take advantage of our pregnancy services at Pregnancy Care Center of New York. We’re here to provide accurate information and answer your questions and concerns. Reach out to us today for a no-cost and confidential appointment. 

Will The Abortion Pill Affect Fertility?

The abortion pill, or a medical abortion, uses two drugs to terminate a pregnancy. These drugs are accessible through ten weeks of gestation.  

A medical abortion doesn’t appear to increase the risk of fertility or pregnancy complications as long as it’s done under the guidance of a professional healthcare team.

The Risks of a Surgical Abortion

This surgical method extracts the fetus from the uterus via the vagina, employing either suction or a small cutting instrument. Numerous research findings indicate that surgical abortion generally has minimal effects on subsequent pregnancies. 

However, an analysis of various studies has hinted at an elevation in the risk of premature birth and reduced birth weight following a previous surgical abortion. 

Repeated surgical abortions performed with a curette can lead to the scarring of the uterus’s inner lining, a condition known as Asherman syndrome. Asherman syndrome can make future pregnancies more challenging to achieve.

Get No-Cost Pregnancy Services

Pregnancy Care Center of New York is here to provide you with quality pregnancy services at no cost. 

We also provide post-abortion counseling. We are committed to approaching you with kindness and empathy, hearing your story respectfully and understanding, free from any judgment or dismissal. Rely on us as you navigate your path to healing.

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