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The issue of Abortion is a highly-controversial one; fraught with many sides and opinions. When most people hear the word “Abortion”, they immediately think of a potentially dangerous medical procedure. The term has been associated with a number of different myths and fallacies that have served to exaggerate its negative image. We at Parkmed NYC would like to enlighten you about these fallacies that have persisted about abortion in the hope that you; as a woman, will be able to make an informed choice about your reproductive health.

Fallacy: Abortion is unsafe – Many people have this notion that Abortion is a risky and dangerous procedure.

Fact: According to the Centers for Disease Control; Abortions are 99 percent safe, and are one of the safest medical procedures that are being performed today.

Fallacy: Abortion only involves an operation – Many people think of a medical procedure when they hear the word “Abortion”, and they think of a shady doctor in a seedy clinic doing the surgery.

Fact: There are actually two kinds of Abortion: “Medication Abortion” which involves taking medicine (also called “aborto con pildora” or “abortion with pills”) from a doctor that is meant to end your early pregnancy, and the more-commonly-known “In-Clinic Abortion”; which is usually performed by a trained healthcare provider in a safe and hygienic health center.

Fallacy: Abortion makes you vulnerable to other medical conditions – Many people believe that Abortion increases your risk of catching other medical conditions such as breast cancer, depression, and mental health issues.

Fact:  Abortion is safe, and doesn’t increase your risk of breast cancer or other diseases; nor does it cause depression and mental health issues.

There are many more myths and fallacies about abortion out there. If you’re still on the fence about it; then the best course of action is to go to qualified health professionals and organizations that will provide you with accurate information and advice.

Parkmed NYC is a physician-owned clinic licensed by the New York State Department of Health as a Diagnostic and Treatment Center dedicated to providing quality reproductive health care. We offer Abortion Services, STD Testing, Birth Control, Pelvic Pain Treatment, and other reproductive health solutions. Call us at 212-686-6066, or contact us online for all of your questions and for more information.