Are you considering an abortion and wondering if abortion will affect you emotionally or psychologically? An abortion and mental health study concluded that for some women, their abortion “caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated” their mental health significantly. 

Though following an abortion, women said they felt relief, feelings of grief, sadness, and anxiety came later. Abortion is a major medical decision with real risks and side effects, physically and mentally. 

Mental Health After An Abortion

Some women experience mental health problems months and even years after an abortion. Common mental health issues that women associate with their abortion include the following:

  • Relationship problems
  • Substance misuse
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD)

Risks of Mental Health History

Do you already struggle with mental health issues or have a history of mental health struggles? You are probably more at risk of having mental health problems after an abortion. 

Due to pre-existing mental health issues, there’s a high chance that abortion could contribute to those issues somehow. Talking to a medical professional before going about such a serious medical procedure is important.

The Decision is Yours 

If you ever feel pressured into an abortion, know it’s not okay. A pregnancy decision is entirely up to you. Being pressured into an abortion causes a range of mental health consequences later. 

We’re Here for You

It’s essential to understand your pregnancy details before choosing abortion. We offer medical services to offer the necessary information and determine how an abortion could impact your options and safety. This includes:

  • Pregnancy testing to verify the presence of pregnancy hormones
  • An ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and identify the gestational age and location
  • STI testing and treatment to protect your current and future reproductive health, which is especially critical if considering abortion

All these things are included in our pre-abortion screening at no cost to you. Schedule a free appointment today to learn more. You are not alone.

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