STIs and Abortion
You should be tested for any STIs before receiving an abortion. Women who have obtained STIs are often asymptomatic and never realize that they are infected.
Women who undergo an abortion with an STI are up to 25% more likely to encounter PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) after the abortion procedure. PID is a serious disease, which can lead to many negative effects, such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, abscess formation and chronic pelvic pain.
Visit us and make an appointment at Parkville Women’s Clinic for free STI information and referrals for STI testing.