Some women, after having an abortion, are stunned to find themselves confronting intense feelings of despair, loss, guilt and unresolved grief. Because most have never heard of PTSD related to the trauma of abortion, these women may not even realize they are suffering from a treatable problem, let alone know where to turn for help.
For others, they may experience initial relief following an abortion. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. For many women, however, the crisis is not over. Months, and even years later, significant problems can develop. For a short article on the subject, click here.
Women who have experienced abortion may develop one or more of the following symptoms:
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Eating Disorders
- Alcohol or Drug Addiction