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• Does the cost seem fair? If the cost is very high, sometimes it means the health
worker cares only about money, not your health.
• Are other health-care services also provided along with abortions? A good health
center will also try to provide other services that women need, like family planning,
treatment for STIs, and HIV prevention.
• Where will you be taken if something goes wrong during or after the abortion?
There should always be a plan to get you to a hospital in case of emergency.
This room does not look safe.
An abortion is more dangerous if:
• your last monthly bleeding was more than 3 months ago.
• your pregnancy is starting to show.
The longer you have been pregnant, the greater the chance of
complications after abortion. For your safety, an abortion after more
than 3 months of pregnancy must be done with special equipment in
a clinic or hospital.
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