Life after abortion can feel overwhelming, full of grief, loss, sadness, and maybe even feelings of relief. No matter what you’re facing, it is possible to emotionally recover after abortion with the right support.
You don’t have to forever feel stuck in the shame of your past abortion. At the Pregnancy Help Center, we are here to help.
Struggling After Abortion?
Many women struggle not just physically but emotionally after abortion. You may have chosen abortion for a variety of reasons and didn’t expect the effects to be this serious.
Mental Health Effects
A 2011 study shows there were drastic changes in mental health in women after abortion. This study examined medical information from 877,000 women, of which 164,000 had an abortion; the women who had an abortion were 81 percent more likely to experience mental health struggles. These women were…
- 34% more likely to develop an anxiety disorder
- 37% more likely to experience depression
- 110% more likely to abuse alcohol
- 155% more likely to commit suicide
- 220% more likely to abuse marijuana
Effects On Men
Many men haven’t even confronted or discussed their feelings after their partner’s abortion and how it affected them too. According to one study, guilt is frequently found among men after abortion.
This study also found that, ‘Men’s guilt is related to a number of perceived failures, including failure to protect their partners, failure to protect children they have created, and failure to live up to one’s moral code or to masculine expectations.’
Your Steps to Healing
Whether you are a woman or man facing emotional turmoil after abortion, we are here to support you. There is hope and freedom on the other side. Take one day at a time. Schedule your appointment today to get started on your road to recovery.