In the recent time there has been war against and for abortion in the US. Through series of posts we will be finding information and knowing - hearing real life experiences - comforting each other and strive to know the real issues behind abortion. In the last post we saw what are some of the reasons for abortion.
Today we can think about what are some of the emotional problems that women go through during and after abortion. I am quiet shocked to find some of the emotional pain that women go through. I read 3 of the following articles.
In a study of post-abortion patients only 8 weeks after their abortion, researchers found that 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor.
Women who had abortions also had:
59 percent increased risk for suicidal thoughts
61 percent increased risk for mood disorders
61 percent increased risk for social anxiety disorders
261 percent increased risk for alcohol abuse
280 percent increased risk for any substance use disorder
It is indeed heart breaking to know the difficulties within a woman after abortion.
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