Abortion is not just a women’s issue. For men who are staring an abortion decision in the face, it is not a decision to be made lightly or without considering the possible implications. Men involved in an abortion clinic procedure can experience long-term, life-altering consequences.

Possible emotional consequences from an abortion experience include but are not limited to: 84

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Nervousness
  • Anger
  • Nightmares
  • Feeling of helplessness
  • Rejection
  • Confusion
  • Regret
  • Hatred
  • Humiliation
  • Self-hatred
  • Failure
  • Alienation
  • Loss of trust in others


These repercussions often arise as a delayed reaction occurring about five years after the abortion.  In addition, physical illnesses of a psychosomatic nature found in the post-abortive man often include: 84

  • High blood pressure
  • Ulcers
  • Migraines
  • Impotence
  • Panic attacks
  • Violent behavior
  • Insomnia
  • Substance abuse
  • Relational instability


Gateway has trained male counselors available to help you consider all the pregnancy options and make a decision that is best for you, both in the short and long term. If you have been involved in an abortion, then Gateway is here to help. Post abortion support for men is provided by trained staff, and we ensure your total confidentiality.