Though hotly contested, there are plenty of studies and evidence that, yes, some women do experience adverse emotional effects after an abortion. It can even happen years after the procedure. Read on to learn more about how abortion could put you at risk.

Take control of your physical and emotional health by talking to us at Options Pregnancy Clinic. We can give you all the facts about abortion so you feel informed to make a confident choice when proceeding with your unexpected pregnancy.

Elevated Risks

Abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness compared to women without a history of abortion. In fact, there are no findings of mental health benefits associated with abortion either.

Women could be affected by a variety of issues, including:

  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal behaviors

This risk is further increased when a woman feels pressured into an abortion.

Pre-Existing Conditions

Women already experiencing mental health problems are even more susceptible to abortion’s emotional impact.

Some other pre-existing factors that increase your risk include:

  • Having a history of mental health disorders
  • Lacking a support system to help you recover emotionally from the abortion
  • A desire to have children now or in the future

It’s important to ask yourself some serious questions before you proceed.

  1. Do I feel pressured to make this decision?
  2. Will I ultimately regret my decision?
  3. What mental health conditions am I already experiencing?

Get The Full Scope Of Your Options

Abortion is a serious medical procedure that comes with both physical and emotional risks. You want to be aware of all of them to protect your health and wellness.

You don’t have to do this by yourself. Options Pregnancy Clinic is here to walk with you every step of the way and give you a complete view of your options moving forward.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment today.