Psychological Effects of Women after Abortion
...affliction. Bioethics 24.9 (2010): 445-452. Print.... Psychological Effects of Women after Abortion
Women face the psychological and emotional impacts after abortion. The effects vary from woman to woman. However, they share common psychological and emotional ramifications. The effects include regret, anger, shame, sense of isolation, guilt feelings, suicidal thoughts, insomnia and nightmares, depression, and anxiety (American Pregnancy Association). Similarly, a woman may experience phobic responses, denial, interpersonal distancing, damage in self-esteem, and amnesia. The majority of the women who struggle with the post abortion trauma express it through self-destructive behavior, alcoholism, eating an...