8 questions about miscarriages

The morning after pill and surgical abortions: Responsible for miscarriages?

No! That is the conclusion U.S. and Danish researchers have come to. Essentially, women using the morning after pill instead of surgical abortion don’t seem to experience more ectopic pregnancies or miscarriages in subsequent pregnancies. 

Most therapeutic abortions are surgical and are performed by suction-aspiration or curettage.

American and Danish researchers also studied medical abortions. This method is attractive to women because it can be practiced at home, because it can seem less intimidating than surgical abortion and just about any doctor can prescribe the abortion pill.

Previous studies showed that surgical abortions do not increase the risk of problems in subsequent pregnancies but there is very little data concerning medical abortions. 

But what lies beneath?

A chromosomal abnormality or a hormonal problem interfering with the egg’s implantation could explain multiple miscarriages. After three consecutive miscarriages, doctors recommended that a woman consult with a fertility specialist. He will also seek an explanation for a miscarriage occurring after the twelfth week of pregnancy.

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