Studies - General Research

Risk of Contracting Endometriosis Following Abortion Even Higher for Teens

 

1986 report, “Post-Abortal Endometritis and Isolation of Chlamydia Trachomatis,” published in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology says that not only is it possible to contract endometriosis from an abortion, but that the risk is higher for teenagers.

The report says teenagers are 2.5 times more likely than women 20-29 to acquire endometriosis following abortion.

Obstet Gynecol. 1986 Nov;68(5):686-90.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3763086

Postabortal endometritis and isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis.
Barbacci MB, Spence MR, Kappus EW, Burkman RC, Rao L, Quinn TC.