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What Are the Mental Health Effects from Abortion?

There are numerous effects of abortion, some temporary and others long-lasting. Women share a plethora of emotions after an abortion including relief, grief and depression. Sometimes a woman may feel relief at first but struggle with unresolved emotions months or years later.

Every woman’s abortion experience is unique, including the mental health impacts. Here is more information about the mental health effects from abortion.

Mental Health Effects of Abortion

Experts agree that some women experience significant mental health issues triggered or caused by abortion. Potential risk factors for negative health impacts include:

  • A history of prior mental illness
  • Feeling pressured into abortion
  • Choosing abortion without sufficient attention to maternal desires
  • Choosing abortion without sufficient attention to moral beliefs

The Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion (TFMHA) share… “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.”

Confirm Your Pregnancy

At Chester County Connect Care, your team offers the information and support you need—without lectures or judgment—so you can make the choice that’s right for you. We are here to listen, help you understand your options, and provide unbiased support. Every woman should feel confident to make an informed decision regarding her pregnancy.

Schedule an appointment to meet with our medical team and learn fact-based, detailed information about abortion. 

We can also provide free pregnancy testing and an ultrasound to verify the viability of your pregnancy. An ultrasound also reveals how far along you are, the location of your pregnancy, and will also alert you to any possible pregnancy complications. Some women experience complications like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, where the pregnancy grows outside the uterus. 

Get answers today to know where your pregnancy stands and to move forward. You are not alone.

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