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While every woman will react to her abortion differently, these are some of the common mental health effects of abortion:

  • Guilt
  • Loss
  • Sadness

Everyone is different, and some women may experience other difficult emotions that can be challenging to live with. 

Speaking with a professional about the mental effects abortion can have on you is important if considering this serious medical procedure.

Let’s Define Mental Health

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, mental health is defined as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.”

Our mental health is not to be taken lightly since it influences so much in our lives. Anything that could disturb good mental health, such as abortion, should be closely evaluated so you can make an informed decision.

Is There A Link?

Yes, the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic both agree that some women can experience negative emotions after an abortion. Some of these include guilt, stress, loss, and sadness.

Another study published by the National Institute of Medicine found that “some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”

Having an abortion is a very personal decision. Be sure you are getting all the facts and understanding all the risks associated with this procedure so you can weigh your options and make the best decision for you.

Where To Go To Learn More?

We’re here to help you receive the answers you need to understand your options and plan your next step. We welcome you to make a free, confidential appointment today and get the answers and support you deserve.

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