Having a safe abortion procedure is Johannesburg is very easy but at the same time it can be challenging and tricky since the whole city is having posters on every street corner advertising safe abortion procedures.
The honest truth is that ‘backstreet’ abortions are cheap and may lead to severe complications, infections causing prolonged absence from work, permanent infertility and, in the most heart-breaking cases, even death. Please know that you never have to feel embarrassed about considering to have an abortion, it’s your legal right, and we are here for you, always.
Most women find themselves having unsafe abortion procedures performed by illegal centers because they cant tell difference btn a legal and illegal abortion clinic.
Why women choose to have an abortion
Most women choose to have an abortion because
- Having a child would interfere with her work, school or other responsibilities
- She can’t afford to have a child
- Her relationships are not conducive to bringing a child into the world
- She or the baby may face health risks
- She’s socially not ready to have a baby (young; not wanting her family or community to know she’s sexually active; afraid to tell her family she’s pregnant)
Procedure for a safe Abortion in Johannesburg.
Any woman who visits safe abortion clinics Johannesburg is offered free counselling taken through the available types of abortion procedures we offer.
First, we confirm the pregnancy, and then we help her understand all the options available to her (parenting, adoption or abortion). If she still decides to terminate, our nurses are trained to provide counselling to ensure she’s 100% sure of her choice so she won’t regret her decision.
Remember, all our services are completely confidential and judgement-free, so you can feel safe and comfortable at any Marie Stopes centre.
Most common physical side effects after abortion
These side effects are often reported, and could last for two to four weeks after the procedure. They’re relatively normal after a termination, and unless they become severe, they aren’t cause for undue concern.
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Spotting and/or bleeding
If you use an approved abortion provider and your procedure is carried out by qualified medical professionals, you shouldn’t experience any symptoms more serious than those listed above.
However, not all women go the route of legal abortions. Some turn to illegal providers, and that’s where the side effects can become dangerous and even life-threatening.
More serious physical side effects after abortion
The side effects listed in this section are usually the result of illegal abortions carried out by unskilled and/or unqualified individuals.
In some cases, the side effects of an illegal abortion can be extremely serious, leading to illness, infertility and, in the most severe circumstances, death. These include:
- Heavy bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop
- Infection or sepsis (septicaemia)
- Damage to the cervix
- Scarring of the uterine lining
- Uterus perforation
- Organ damage
Note that these side effects are extremely rare, especially if your doctor follows correct abortion procedures. It’s also worth remembering that some of the side effects can also arise as a result of giving birth.