2018.10.30 16:04 | Sean Carter
On average, 3 in 10 women in the United States have had an abortion by the age of 45. Some decide on the procedure because they find that having a child is not right for them at the moment because they are too young, cannot afford a child, or cannot provide the care they know the child would need. Other reasons why include the woman's health and cases of rape and incest.
No matter the circumstances, deciding to have an abortion is often a very gut-wrenching decision. Some women may even be convinced to undergo the procedure by others, making it feel like they didn't come up with the decision on their own. While many women undergo the procedure with out any issues, there are others who experience several emotional pain and trauma that manifests after the procedure happens.
This is why post abortion care is so crucial to the process to ensure the physical and mental health of the female. It is very important for the individual thinking about undergoing the procedure to speak with a doctor beforehand and discuss their options as well as what they can expect after the abortion. While there may be some physical side effects to look out for, including bleeding and cramping, it's often the emotional pain that they aren't prepared for.
Women thinking about having an abortion should try and have a support system in place to ensure there are people there for them if they begin to experience depression or other emotional issues after having an abortion. The truth is that an abortion is a very personal procedure and no two women experience it the same. If you have had an abortion and begin to feel any emotional distress, you should contact a mental health professional who specializes in post abortion care to provide you with additional assistance. You don't have to suffer alone.