Will an abortion affect my health? Will I be able to have children later?
One of the myths surrounding abortion is that abortion causes infertility. Another myth is that the more abortions a person has, the more infertile they become. These myths are created by people who wish to make us feel badly. There is no scientific evidence, whatsoever, that abortion is in any way linked to infertility. In fact, it’s possible to get pregnant quickly after you have an abortion. So it’s a good idea to talk to your nurse or doctor about a birth control plan for after your abortion.
Having an abortion doesn’t increase your risk for breast cancer, and it doesn’t cause depression or mental health issues either. Most of our patients have children and may also need abortion care during their lifetime. This is a normal part of a healthy reproductive care.