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Running head: ABORTION MENTAL HEALTH 1 Abortion and Mental Health
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ABORTION MENTAL HEALTH 2 Abstract Abortion is not beneficial for anyone. Though it has been made an easy option and alternative to having a child, it is never a good choice. Through many tests and studies, it is proven that abortion has many negative effects on a women who are preparing to have an abortion, or have had one. Some psychological effects include long term depression, stress, and anxiety. There are also many hormonal effects, emotional effects, and social effects as well. Abortion not only will affect the living child within the mother, but also the mother’s mental health, and many of the relationships with the people surrounding her. This proves that abortion is not healthy for anybody.
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ABORTION MENTAL HEALTH 3 Abortion and Mental Health When a woman is caught in a pregnancy that she does not to be in, she may try to convince herself that abortion is a good option so that she can save herself from the risks of pregnancy, having a child, and the responsibilities that come with being a mother. What is abortion? According to the Merriam- Webster Dictionary, abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus .” (“abortion”) This means that it is ending a pregnancy that leads to killing the fetus, or in other terms, the baby. Abortion is murder. People try to justify abortion in many different ways. They also see the risks of the complications of birth and get very scared. Since abortion is not only killing an innocent child, and a unhealthy option for all women, it should not be accepted nor should it be legal. Mental Health of Abortion Mental Health Research done by Biggs, Neuhaus, and Foster, D. G. (2015) has proven that conclusions are very difficult to reach when concerning the mental effects of abortion. (p. 1-2) They know the basic information about what occurs and they know that the people who have abortions have a higher chance of getting these mental problems. What they do not know is whether this is a for sure cause of the problems, or just a “trigger” of some sort. This is because there are many things that can affect someone’s mental health during this abortion period, and they do not know the how long someone could be affected by this abortion. These effects that make it difficult to come to conclusions with could be a mother who had been raped that caused the pregnancy, a breakup during or after the pregnancy, or any prior experiences that can cause stress
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ABORTION MENTAL HEALTH 4 on the mother during the pregnancy. (Biggs et al., 2015, p. 1-4) When you go through this trauma, it is not truly possible to know if the trauma of the abortion is really the root of all of your problems. There are many things that can add to the stress of an abortion and make it much worse on a mother that most people would not even know about.
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  • Fall '19
  • The Land, Psychological trauma, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Abortion and Mental Health

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