If you are pregnant and considering abortion, it is important to be tested for STDs before making a decision. Any surgical procedure can be complicated by an infection. You may have an STD and not know it because oftentimes, symptoms are not present. If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility in women, and ectopic pregnancy.
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014, May 22). Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Information for Teens: Staying Healthy and Preventing STDs – CDC Fact Sheet.
(2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013, October 30). Sexually Transmitted Diseases: STDs & Infertility.