California study finds abortion complications very rare

December 11, 2014 5:09 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Less than one quarter of one percent of abortion procedures result in major complications, a very low rate that is comparable to minor outpatient procedures in the U.S., according to a study of more than 50,000 women.

“We reviewed every emergency department visit in detail, all return visits to the original abortion provider, visits to primary care doctors, or any other health care provider and included any complications that were diagnosed or treated,” the study’s lead author told Reuters Health by email.

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