How Will Abortion Affect Me Mentally?

Abortion is not an easy and smooth process, and many women have experienced serious mental effects afterward. If you are struggling after an abortion, know that healing is possible, and you are not the only one struggling.

If you are considering abortion after finding out you’re pregnant, be sure to understand all the risks and protect your health by confirming you’re eligible.

The Aftermath of Abortion

In a study following women who had an abortion, 81% of women were at an increased risk of mental health problems and experienced substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. 

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons concluded in a study that women who felt even subtly pressured into an abortion were more likely to experience psychological effects afterward, including:

  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Regret
  • Self-hatred
  • Feelings of worthlessness or being unworthy of love 
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety 
  • Thoughts or attempts of suicide

Struggling After Abortion?

Are you struggling with regret, shame, sadness, and pain after an abortion? You are not alone in your post-abortion recovery journey. Healing is possible. You can have peace in your everyday life again.

Find the support you need if you’re struggling after an abortion. We are here to help you with the care you deserve. We can connect you with the right resources so you can feel like yourself again.

What If I’m Considering Abortion?

You have the final say when it comes to your pregnancy decision, but you may still have questions or concerns. Seek clarity at Hope House Women’s Clinic today. Be fully informed and educated about abortion and all your options from our team today. 
Confirm your pregnancy at our clinic to know how far along you are and whether abortion is an option for you. Schedule a free and confidential options consultation today. You deserve to know the facts.