Since every woman’s experience with abortion is unique, there is no way to know how she will react to abortion mentally. When considering abortion, a woman should weigh the mental health and physical risks of the procedure.
Though conflicting opinions exist on the mental health effects of abortion, many studies prove there is a link between experiencing an abortion and resulting mental health struggles.
Following an abortion, some women are more likely to struggle with the following:
While any woman can experience mental health struggles after an abortion, research suggests that some women are at an increased risk if they have the following risk factors:
Take your mental health into your own hands. Prioritize your mental health by gathering information about your options for the outcome of your pregnancy. Making an informed decision will eliminate questions and doubts you would otherwise have later.
Have an abortion options consultation with Metro Women’s Care. Learn more about the available abortion procedures, their risks (both physical and mental), and the recovery. Knowing what to expect can give you a head start to healing.
If you have already experienced an abortion and need help recovering emotionally, please contact Metro Women’s Care. We offer free post-abortion support.
Metro Women’s Clinic provides no-cost, essential services to help you navigate an unexpected pregnancy. Schedule an appointment today to find the support you deserve.