Psychological / Emotional Impact
Following abortion, many women experience initial relief. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. For many women, however, the crisis isn’t over. Months and even years later, significant problems develop. There is evidence that abortion is associated with decrease in long-term emotional and physical health. 35, 55
The bottom line is that the scientific evidence indicates that abortion is more likely to be associated with negative psychological outcomes when compared to miscarriage or carrying an unintended pregnancy to term. 62, 64, 69, 70, 71
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, Gateway Women’s Care offers confidential, compassionate support groups designed to help women work through these feelings. You are not alone.
Psychological / Emotional Impact – MEN
Abortion is not just a women’s issue. For men who are staring abortion in the face, it is not a decision to be made lightly or without considering the possible consequences. Gateway Women’s Care has a trained, professional male counselor on staff that is available to help you consider all the options and make a decision that is best for you, both in the short and long term.
Men involved in an abortion can experience long-term, life-altering consequences. If you have been involved in an abortion, then Gateway Gateway Women’s Care is here to help. Post-abortion support for men is provided by trained staff, and we ensure your total confidentiality.