All medical procedures have the risk of complications, including abortion. Before you have an abortion, make sure the medical provider or clinic staff where the procedure will be performed have reviewed the risks and possible complications with you. You have the right under New Mexico law to receive informed consent. This includes:
The risk for complications increases as a pregnancy progresses. Abortions that are performed during the first trimester of pregnancy (between 1 and 12 weeks) are considered minor surgery. You can learn more about the methods of abortion – both medical and surgical – on our abortion procedures page.
Some of the common risks associated with a medical abortion include:
If you experience any of these issues post-abortion, it is important to follow up with your medical provider immediately. Many of these complications can be life-threatening, so do not wait to receive treatment.
Before you have an abortion, there are several steps you should take to help safeguard your health.
Remember, you are not alone, no matter which choice you make. Care Net is here for you! While we do not office abortion services, our pregnancy help center provides options when pregnant that include pre-abortion education and post-abortion support.
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