WHAT KINDS OF THINGS MIGHT CONTRIBUTE TO A WOMAN FEELING DISTRESS AFTER AN ABORTION:
Hormones are changing back to their pre-pregnancy state after an abortion. This chemical change can make a woman feel sad and emotional.
A woman is more likely to feel negative emotions if she felt pressured into having an abortion by someone else, instead of making her own decision.
Some women don't receive much support from their friends or family.
Social stigmas about abortion can make it difficult for women to share their experience and make them feel isolated.
Some women might feel judged.
Some women fear that they might never again be able to get pregnant. However, abortion does not interfere with your future fertility.
Sometimes the couple relationship is stressed or undermined by the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy. In these circumstances, women may feel abused and/or abandoned.
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