Remember your first lost tooth? The moment you learned to drive? Your first kiss? The death of your grandma? Every event in your life has altered you in some way. Some moments make you better. Some moments leave hurts and scars that follow you for the rest of your days.
For many men and women, abortion does the latter. It is an unforgettable event that can alter your life forever. Research shows that abortion can create mental decline and emotional trauma.
Women who have undergone an abortion experience an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, According to Cambridge University,
One study in New Zealand found that “Those having an abortion had elevated rates of subsequent mental health problems including depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviours, and substance use disorders. This association persisted after adjustment for confounding factors.”
And a 2011 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry reported that there were dramatic changes in mental health in women who had an abortion. They found women who had an abortion were:
Men also struggle post-abortion. According to sociologist Arthur Shostak, “90% of men consider the day of an abortion to be one of the most stressful of their lives.”
You may be struggling mentally or emotionally post-abortion if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
There is hope for healing if you are struggling after your abortion. You do not have to live in a constant state of shame or regret. Some things you can do:
Come to our clinic for support. We are here to help connect you to a community of people who are just like you. We have helped many women and men heal after an abortion, and we are here for you too!