Emotional Effects of Abortion
Women report a range of emotions after an abortion. This can include:
- Thoughts of Suicide
- Feelings of Grief
- Lowered Self-Esteem
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Avoidance of Emotional Attachment
- Substance Abuse
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. If family help and support are not available to you, 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.
Our Center offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options. If you are considering abortion, your first step is a pre-abortion consultation. 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.