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If a baby is not in your plans right now, abortion might seem like the best way out.  Many women and couples find it empowering to understand what is involved in the different abortion procedures as they make a pregnancy decision.

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Abortion carries the potential for physical complications, which are significant if they happen to you. Surgical and later term abortions are also associated with an increased risk of emotional and psychological complications such as depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. 1-7 Women are not the only ones who may be in distress after abortion: Men can suffer too. 8,10