The Consequences of Illegal Abortions with Knitting Needles (Left Inside) Body Models 2017-10-18T10:00:00-05:00 Verhuetungsmuseum, Christian Fiala de-AT, Christian Fiala daily 1 2017-10-18T10:00:00-05:00 <p>This three-dimensional model shows a uterus wall that has been perforated by a knitting needle. The results are heavy bleeding and inflammation of the abdominal cavity.</p> <p>When abortions are illegal, instruments that do not raise suspicion, such as knitting needles, are used.</p> <p>The uterus is almost always tilted forwards or backwards. Inserting a rigid instrument straight into the abdominal cavity can easily puncture its wall. In the past, this often caused heavy bleeding and/or serious inflammation, and a large number of women either died or experienced serious complications.</p> <p>Today, with abortions performed legally, perforation is extremely rare. However, surgery and treatment with antibiotics will prevent permanent injury should it occur.</p> 2017-10-18T10:00:00-05:00 de Museum für Verhütung und Schwangerschaftsabbruch | Museum of Contraception and Abortion Credit Besitzer/Urheber Copyright Collection text/html 1212 2010