Abortion is a delicate issue for every woman because it has both physical and emotional implications. The state of Ohio decided to help women who go through such problems, and they tried to implement a law regarding abortion pills. Now researchers have discovered what are the actual risks with these abortion pills.
Abortion was approved in the early 2000s, and the state recommended old pills. The Ohio law promoted particular medication to help women end their unwanted pregnancy. However, researchers found out that this is an old method and that women could use other types of drugs, which were safer for them.
Doctors also discovered the right amount of medicine that should be administered to women. They have data on timing and dosage. They propose a new treatment consisting of two drugs, taken in different dosages, as opposed to the abortion pills recommended by law.
The health specialists assure women that the new method is effective, and they don’t have to worry about the side effects, either. On the contrary, the old abortion pills exposed them to a higher risk of side effects. The old treatment actually implied several steps, which was exhausting for women.
Dr. Upadhyay is the leader of a new study on modern methods of ending a pregnancy. He also thinks that the state’s laws were actually damaging for women, affecting their health rather than helping them in any way. He draws attention upon a higher possibility of complications with the old abortion pills. The complications mean infections and bleeding, which eventually require surgery.
Complications with abortion pills don’t imply only a bad physical state, but also more money spent on additional procedures. They also require more time for the visits at the doctor and potential recovery period. Moreover, not everyone can afford a pricey procedure, so women who lacked incomes couldn’t have access to such treatment.
Medical abortions, induced by pills, are considered to be safer and less painful for women than proper surgery.
In addition to this, doctors are also concerned about the high mortality rates among pregnant women in Texas. Specialists blame it on the cutting of free health services, as well as of the fundings for family planning services.
All in all, doctors advise women who intend to have an abortion to inform themselves and choose the best solution they find.
The study can be accessed online on PLOS Medicine.
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