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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.

Make an informed choice with all the facts. Stop by today!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Abortion Pill Reversal

Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) is the process of taking progesterone (a naturally occurring hormone) to counteract the effects of mifepristone (the first drug in the abortion pill regimen). If you’ve taken mifepristone but regret your decision, APR provides an opportunity to continue your pregnancy. But timing is critical! APR is most effective if started within

What Are the Risks and Benefits of Abortion Pill Reversal

If you’ve taken the first drug in the abortion pill regimen (mifepristone) and regret your decision, Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) gives you a chance to reverse mifepristone’s effects to continue your pregnancy. Abortion Pill Reversal consists of a high dose of progesterone, which aims to counteract mifepristone’s anti-progesterone effects. When it comes to APR, time

Can I change my mind about my abortion?

Yes! If you recently took the first drug in the abortion pill regimen (mifepristone) and regret your decision, there is a chance you can continue your pregnancy by starting Abortion Pill Reversal (APR). What Is Abortion Pill Reversal? When you take mifepristone (the first drug in the abortion pill regimen), it blocks progesterone. Without this