The Effects Of Abortion

There are not only physical risks to abortion but mental health effects of this major medical procedure. Some women struggle for days, months, and even years to cope with the struggle after abortion. You are not alone.

It can be easy to feel alone and isolated after a traumatic experience like abortion. It’s important not to shove down all your emotions but to face them head-on. 

Know that women all over the country are affected by the major decision of abortion, physically and emotionally. You are not alone in your struggle.

Impact On Mental Health

A recent mental health and abortion study reveals the following conclusions from observing women and their mental health after an abortion:

  • Abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness compared to women without a history of abortion.
  • The abortion experience directly contributes to mental health problems for at least some women.
  • There are risk factors, such as pre-existing mental illness, that identify women at the greatest risk of mental health problems after an abortion.

A study by TFMHA concluded that “it is clear that some women do experience sadness, grief, and feelings of loss following termination of a pregnancy, and some experience clinically significant disorders, including depression and anxiety.”

There Is Hope

Every woman’s recovery journey after abortion looks unique, and that’s okay. Talk with someone you trust about this challenging journey involving grief and confronting your emotions. Professional help is recommended as well.

Our compassionate staff at Oasis Women’s Services is here for you. We can provide support and care after your abortion experience. Everything is at no cost and confidential, and no one will be notified that you have contacted us.

We can even assist you in finding support outside of our local area if that’s more comfortable for you. Your privacy is important to us.