False information about abortion is spreading like wildfire, causing women of all ages to make choices based on untrue facts. Allow us to debunk three abortion myths so you can make an educated decision about your pregnancy.

Myth: If my partner wants me to have an abortion, I must oblige.

It’s important to talk to your partner about his feelings about the pregnancy if your circumstances allow you to do so. However, you should never decide out of pressure. Whether it’s your partner, parents, or friends who are pressuring you to have an abortion, it is ultimately your decision.

The team at Women’s Clinic of Atlanta can help you make an informed decision, answer all your questions, and help you construct ways to discuss your decision with your partner.

Myth: A woman’s emotional state is an indicator of her post-abortion emotional state.

Women respond to abortions in many ways. How you feel prior to the abortion may change drastically after the abortion is complete. Common emotions after an abortion include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Peace
  • Relief
  • Sadness

Post-abortion feelings are custom to the individual. That’s why it’s important not to let other women who have had an abortion influence your decision. Your feelings may be completely different.

Myth: If a woman has an abortion, she will not be able to get pregnant in the future.

Many women are still able to get pregnant after an abortion procedure. However, this is not true in all cases. It’s important to know that your body may have a negative response to the procedure such as scar tissue forming, heavy bleeding, the cervix tearing, or a pelvic infection occurring. If you feel any physical discomfort after an abortion, talk to your doctor right away.

Do you have questions about abortion? Our team can help.

An abortion can affect your emotional, mental, and physical state. Before having an abortion, we encourage you to research all your options – abortion, parenting, or adoption. If you have questions or need an objective listening ear, contact our team today.