Suppose you are considering abortion as a possible option for your unplanned pregnancy. In that case, it’s easy to research this procedure’s potential physical risks and side effects, but its possible impact on your mental health is less predictable.
Read this article to learn more about the possible impact that an abortion can have on your psychological health.
What is the Connection Between Mental Health and Abortion?
Each woman’s experience with pregnancy and abortion differs, but experts agree that “abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness.”
This seems especially true with women who already struggle with mental health and are at risk for negative psychological impacts should they choose abortion.
What Do Some Women Experience After Abortion?
In addition to the physical symptoms of abortion that require recovery, reported symptoms can include the following:
- Substance abuse disorders
- Suicidal behavior
As you research your options, make sure you factor in your personal history and current mental health and weigh it with the possibility of how an abortion procedure may impact your well-being.
Prioritize Your Health
Just as a medical procedure can affect physical health, an abortion can affect your mental health, significantly affecting your quality of life.
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, this is a vulnerable season for you to navigate, and you should take extra steps to protect your mental health!
Whether it’s spending more time outside, drawing boundaries in personal relationships, or even seeking professional boundaries, make sure you are prioritizing your mental health as you weigh your pregnancy options.
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