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What Are the Mental Health Effects from Abortion?

Women who choose to terminate their pregnancy with an abortion procedure may already be familiar with the common side effects, such as cramping or vaginal bleeding. However, they are often unaware of the possible implications that abortion can have on their mental health.

What is the Connection Between Mental Health and Abortion?

If you have a medical procedure or surgery conducted on your body, it makes sense that your body will need time and help to heal. A medical procedure is an intrusion on your body’s normal way of operating.

In the same way a medical procedure can affect your physical wellbeing, it makes sense that the ending of a pregnancy can potentially affect your mental wellbeing as well. This is especially true if you already have a prior history of struggles with mental health.

What Do Some Women Experience After Abortion?

The response to an abortion can vary from person to person, however, there are numerous scholarly studies and reports that reveal a correlation between women who have an abortion and those who suffer from mental health struggles such as:

Other women who underwent an abortion also reported significant feelings of grief or loss.

Pre-Abortion Consultation

If abortion is an option you’re considering, it can be helpful to meet in a pressure-free environment to discuss options with someone as you navigate your options. At Women’s Pregnancy Options, we offer no-cost ultrasounds to confirm the viability of the pregnancy.

Contact today to schedule an appointment so you can confirm the age of your pregnancy and discuss your options.

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