Psychological Risks of Abortion

An abortion can lead to serious and prolonged mental health problems for women who have an abortion.

- Studies have shown up to 1 in 5 women developed a serious prolonged mental illness post an abortion, because of the abortion.  

- A woman who has had an abortion is 6 times more likely to commit suicide international studies over a prolonged period of time have shown. 


Useful links

Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D., “Does Abortion Cause Mental Health Problems?” <>.


For judgement free pregnancy or post-abortion counselling please call one of these numbers. If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 000.