The World Health Organizations (WHO) estimated 40 to 50 million cases of abortion each year that is around 125,000 records per day. While the numbers are staggering, the physical and psychological complications among women are also found alarming. 

Bound 4 Life reported that 98 per cent of women who preferred abortion is due to inconvenience or part of their personal choice, 1.7 per cent is because of their health while only .3 per cent is due to rape or incest. Although the real victims of abortion are the unborn children, women who have done abortion are also at risk. 

Women with an abortion history experiences short term and even worst long term effects. Among the short-term side effects are the following: excessive bleeding, abdominal swelling, pelvic infection, incomplete abortion, uterine perforation, cervical tears, and in extreme cases death.

On the other hand, its undeniable long term side effects are also present. It doesn't mean that the woman is not affected if she has not experienced the short term side effects. In fact, long term side effects may be more devastating and worse than the short term.

Substance abuse is one of the leading worst long term side effect of abortion. In order to feel better after abortion, the drugs are taken even without prescription. A woman's dependence on the substances may lead to drug abuse or addiction.

Physical dangers are also associated with women who had an abortion since they are 2.3 times more at risk of having cervical cancer compared to those who don't have a history. This can lead to hormonal change and unnatural disruption accompanied through pregnancy that also affects the immune system.

Another effect is uterine perforation wherein two to three per cent of women who had an abortion was diagnosed with the case. The damage uterus will require a hysterectomy (uterus removal) which could result in a more severe complications and injuries on their health.

With these worst long term side effects, mothers should evaluate and think thoroughly before engaging into abortions. Although to have or not to have a child is still a personal choice, but it is still necessary to consider the alternatives for pregnant women who need help before delving into that decision.