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How to care for yourself after an abortion

How to care for yourself after an abortion

Proper self-care is important for physical health and mental well-being after an abortion. When a medical professional performs an abortion, it is a safe procedure that carries few risks. However, women should be aware of what to expect after an abortion and how to plan their rest and recovery. According to one analysis, it is […]

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Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that people who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more bacterial diversity in the gut, which promotes better overall health. New research suggests that foods rich in omega-3, such as fish, garlic, nuts, and flaxseed oil, may help to keep our guts healthy. Omega-3 […]

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How to cope with depression after abortion

How to cope with depression after abortion

Emotional side effects are not uncommon after an abortion, or pregnancy termination, whether it was planned or not. In some cases, depression can occur. However, the link between pregnancy termination and depression remains unclear. The decision to terminate a pregnancy is rarely an easy one, and it is not always the individual’s preferred choice. Whether […]

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Increased likelihood of medical interventions for women after implementation of an Ohio abortion law in 2011

Increased likelihood of medical interventions for women after implementation of an Ohio abortion law in 2011

Women who had medication abortions were more likely to require additional interventions following implementation of an Ohio law that required abortion providers to adhere to an outdated protocol, according to a study published by Ushma Upadhyay from the University of California, San Francisco, US, and colleagues in PLOS Medicine. In February 2011, an Ohio law […]

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Zika warnings lead to significant increase in demand for abortions in Latin America

Zika warnings lead to significant increase in demand for abortions in Latin America

Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, in many of these countries, abortion is either illegal or highly restricted, leaving pregnant women with few options and potentially driving women to use […]

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Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries but remain unchanged in developing countries

Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries but remain unchanged in developing countries

Abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level, highlighting the urgent need for better access to modern contraception (eg, hormonal pill, implants, IUDs) to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions. The new […]