Abortion can be a controversial topic, but for the sake of women’s well-being, it’s important to address all the potential risks of abortion, including the emotional risks.
Read the rest of this article to learn more about the connection between abortion and its impact on mental health.
What is the Connection Between Mental Health and Abortion?
While experts on both sides of the conversation will argue about how much abortion impacts mental health, many experts can agree that “abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness.”
Women who already struggle with mental health are especially at risk for negative psychological impacts after an abortion procedure.
What Do Some Women Experience After Abortion?
Other symptoms can include:
People react differently after an abortion procedure, and the feelings can range from mild loss to extreme depression or beyond. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of how abortion can impact a woman’s mental health.
If you’re considering the best option for you, it’s important you take your mental health into consideration, not just what is the most convenient.
At First Coast Women’s Services, we offer no-cost limited ultrasounds which can provide more evidence-based education about the age and health of your pregnancy (such as confirming it is non-ectopic).