We commonly think of the physical effects of a medical procedure. What about the emotional effects? When recovering from an abortion, the process can be different for everyone. Some of the emotions effects of abortion can be tough to deal with. Its important to reach out for support if you find yourself struggling emotionally.

What Are The Emotional Effects?

Women report a range of emotions side effects after an abortion. This can include:

  • Depression after abortion
  • Thoughts of suicide after abortion
  • Feelings of grief after abortion
  • Anxiety after abortion
  • Lowered self-esteem after abortion
  • Regret after abortion
  • Sexual dysfunction after abortion
  • Avoidance of emotional attachment after abortion
  • Flashbacks after abortion
  • Substance abuse after abortion

For some women, these emotions may appear immediately after an abortion or gradually over a longer period of time.

Counseling or support

Before you make a decision to have an abortion is very important to have the support you need. If family help and support are not available to you. Then talking with a spiritual or professional counselor before having an abortion can help you better understand your decision.

Remember, it is a woman’s right to be fully informed by her doctor prior to any procedure. A woman should be encouraged to ask questions.

How We Can Help

Our Center offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options. If you are considering abortion, your first step is an ultrasound to learn more about your pregnancy. We never financially benefit from your decision and can discuss your options with absolutely no pressure. All services are free and confidential.

This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice. This center does not offer abortion services or abortion referrals.