Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Abortion

Abortion Abortion is the medical termination of a fetus through a surgical process or through the use of a prescribed pill. Abortions have centuries-old history and have been common use for decades. However, even with a long history of use, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding the abortion process. Let’s take a closer look at some common abortion misconceptions and clear any misinformation.

Abortion Myths

Abortions Are for the Financially Unstable

It is a common misconception that abortions are only done because the mother is financially unstable and won’t be able to take care of the child. However, this is a very real scenario where some women may choose to have an abortion. You can be financially stable and decide that an abortion is right for you.

A woman may never want children and happen to become pregnant. A woman may feel that they are not ready to properly care for a child and would prefer to have one later in life. Factors such as timing, individual circumstances, and a person’s life goals can drastically determine if an abortion is right for them.

Abortions Are for Teenagers and Single Women

The idea that abortions are only for promiscuous teenagers and single women is a damaging and needless stigma. No, abortions are not just for teenagers and single women. Abortion may be a choice for women who are teenagers or may not have a partner to raise a child with. Abortions are a choice that each woman makes depending on their personal goals, circumstances, and desire for parenthood.

Abortions Can Lead To Breast Cancer

The idea that breast cancer can be caused by abortion is simply misinformation. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Cancer Institute confirmed that there is no link between the two in a 2003 study, and a more recent 2019 study supported this claim.

Is an Abortion Right for Me?

Choosing to have an abortion is something that should be done with as much information as possible. That’s why choosing a caring provider like GYN Choices of Central Jersey is an essential part of the abortion process. Our practice has been serving our community of women for over four decades and brings care into every procedure. If you’re unsure if an abortion is right for you, contact GYN Choices of Central Jersey at 732-698-1115 today.

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