How Will Abortion Affect Me Mentally?

Abortion comes with risks to your mental health. If you’re considering abortion, it’s essential to be aware of these risks so that you can make an informed decision and protect your health.

This article explores the essentials you need to know about the link between abortion and mental health complications.

If you want to talk to someone about your pregnancy options and receive medically accurate information, contact ALC Pregnancy Center today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

Link Between Abortion and Mental Health Complications

Many women feel immediate relief after an abortion. However, some women begin to experience mental health difficulties days, weeks, or even years after an abortion.

In fact, research has found that some women face the following mental health complications after an abortion:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

It’s also common to feel sadness, grief, and regret after an abortion.

Furthermore, if you feel at all pressured into choosing abortion, you’re more likely to experience a mental health risk.

Importance of Learning All You Can

Every woman is unique, and it can be difficult to know how you might feel emotionally after an abortion. This is why it’s critical to learn all you can about abortion before making this choice.

Before choosing abortion, it can help to ask yourself the following questions:

  • How might I feel after choosing abortion?
  • What might my life look like if I chose abortion?
  • Is anyone making me feel pressured into an abortion? Or am I thinking about this choice on my own?
  • Have all my questions about abortion been answered?

We’re Here for You

You’re not alone as you navigate your pregnancy options. At ALC Pregnancy Center, we’re here for you.

We offer essential pregnancy services that can help protect your health and enable you to make an educated decision.

Contact us today to find help and support. All appointments and resources are free and confidential.