Wondering what your mental health could be like after abortion if you chose to go that route? Make a decision with clarity by knowing all the facts and risks of abortion. You are not alone.

A study by the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons concluded that women who felt even slightly pressured into an abortion were more likely to experience psychological effects afterward, including:

  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Regret
  • Self-hatred
  • Feelings of worthlessness or being unworthy of love 
  • Low self-esteem

Mental Health After Abortion

Your mental health matters and affects your everyday life. Studies show that abortion experience can affect some women by creating an increased risk with mental health struggles like:

  • Substance use disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal behaviors

Another study, Psychiatric Complications of Abortion, reveals that “no research study has found that induced abortion is associated with a better mental health outcome.” 

Safeguard Your Health

Maybe you’re already struggling with mental health. We understand how hard that journey can be, especially with an unplanned pregnancy in the mix. If this is the case, it’s important to talk to a medical professional and/or professional counselor before making up your mind about abortion. 

The mental health effects would be most likely more severe on you due to your pre-existing conditions.

Verify Your Pregnancy

You will also want to safeguard your physical health. Be sure to confirm your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing and ultrasound to be sure of where your pregnancy stands. Our medical team is here to help with no-cost pregnancy services and support. 

We’re here to help you better understand your pregnancy and your options. Talk to us in a safe and confidential space today. Schedule a free and confidential appointment today. Our caring team is here to provide you the answers you need to make a clear decision.