The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental health problems each year. There are also many mental effects associated with abortion.
The mental health effects of abortion are something to consider when deciding on a pregnancy decision. To determine if this option is for you, get the facts. Know that you are not alone in your unplanned pregnancy.
How Abortion Affects Mental Health
Our mental health can significantly affect our everyday lives, including our daily routine, relationships, and physical health.
Women face struggles following an abortion, and studies show that women receiving an abortion are at an increased risk of the following:
- Substance use disorder
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
According to a study by the National Library of Medicine for women after a miscarriage or abortion, ‘A significant number of those experiencing a reproductive loss exhibit signs of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.’
This study shows that there was often a delay in mental effects, as women may not experience them until a couple of months later.
More Information on Abortion
With an unplanned pregnancy, abortion may seem like the quickest solution, but frequently it comes with the most mental and physical risks long-term.
To determine if abortion is an option, confirm your pregnancy with pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound at Echoz today at no cost.
Our compassionate team offers you a comprehensive look at your options so you are informed and empowered to make the best decision possible.
Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about abortion.