Some people would tell you that there are no negative effects to abortion, either physical or mental. And some would tell you that the consequences are severe.

At the Pregnancy Care Center of New York, we care about helping you to understand the facts so that you can make an educated choice that is in your best interest. 

What Do The Experts Say?

Opinions among experts are divided. However, the general consensus is that abortion leads to mental health issues for at least some women.

Many conclude that not all women are equally at risk. Women with pre-existing mental health conditions may be more vulnerable. 

Also at increased risk are women who were pressured or coerced into abortion That is also true for women who have always been against abortion but now feel that it is their only option. 

Could You Be at Risk For Mental Health Effects if You Abort?

You might want to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is abortion your idea, or are you feeling pressured?
  2. Do you think you might regret your decision?
  3. Do you have a history of mental health issues?

Should These Risks Factor Into Your Abortion Choice?

Just like any medical procedure you might undertake, it is wise to figure out all possible risks. Most surgical procedures and medications come with risks and side effects. 

Women usually have medical procedures because they feel it is the best option for their health and well-being. Risks and side effects need to be factored into that decision. 

What Are Some Mental Health Effects of Abortion? 

Some of the mental health effects of abortion are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use
  • Guilt
  • Regret

What Should You Do Before You Make a Decision About Your Pregnancy?

At the Pregnancy Care Center of New York, we can provide you with free pregnancy testing and an ultrasound referral, as well as providing you with the facts you need to make the best choice for you. Contact us today!