Emotional Consequences of Abortion (Post Abortion Syndrome)

Is Post Abortion Syndrome Fact or Fiction?

Girl thinking65% of American women experienced multiple symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which they attributed to their abortions. Medical Science Monitor, 2004

42% of women with an abortion history experienced major depression in the last four years.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2006

5 times more likely to report drug or alcohol abuse with an abortion history than women who delivered. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Nearly twice as likely to be treated for sleeping disorders within 180 days of the pregnancy ending compared to the group that delivered. Sleep, 2006

62% higher risk of death from all causes and 2.5 times higher risk suicide in the post-abortive population compared to those who deliver.Southern Medical Journal, 2002

30% more likely to report symptoms of anxiety disorder than women who carried to term. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 2005

Teens who abort are 5 times more likely to seek counsel for emotional and psychological distress than their peers in unintended pregnancies. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006

Post Abortion Syndrome Symptoms

If you have had an abortion and you are struggling to cope, you are not alone. Many women have had abortions and experience unexpected reactions.  We offer free, confidential post-abortion counseling.  We are here to listen, meet your personal needs, and help you find healing once again.  Please call us today at (605) 361-3275.