Abortion is a serious decision that comes with both physical and mental risks.

An abortion procedure will change the course of your future in a significant way by closing the door to parenting or adoption. Depending on how you feel about this decision or abortion procedures, it could impact your mental health.

Keep reading to learn more about the potential mental health effects of abortion, or contact us to schedule a free and confidential appointment to receive early pregnancy services and talk with a caring staff member.

Risk Factors for Negative Mental Health Impacts

You are the best predictor of how you may feel and react after an abortion. However, certain risk factors make women more likely to experience adverse mental health effects after an abortion.

These risk factors include:

  • Having a history of mental health issues
  • Feeling pressured into an abortion
  • Having conflicting moral beliefs, which makes it difficult to reconcile an abortion decision
  • Not giving sufficient attention to maternal desires

How do you feel about abortion? Do you have any desire to parent, or are you feeling pressured?

These questions and knowing your mental health history will play a role in how abortion might affect you mentally.

What Are the Potential Mental Health Risks?

While women will react differently to an abortion experience, studies have determined potential mental issues that can be associated with abortion, such as:

Make an Informed Choice

Become fully informed about abortion by learning all you can about the procedures and risks. Also, discover your other options and the resources available to help make those possible.

The future is up to you; you are the author of your story. The Open Door is here to help you and give you the information you need to move forward.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment today.