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17 of Every 100 Women Experienced Physical Complications From Abortion

Major and her colleagues focused mostly on the psychological effects of abortion in this study.

However, they also found that 17 percent of women experienced physical problems such as bleeding or pelvic infection associated with the abortion


[Major, B., Cozzarelli, C., Cooper M.L., Zubek, J., Richards, C.,Wilhite, M., Gramzow, R.H. (2000). Psychological responses of women after first-trimester abortion. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 57(8):777-84. Full text:]