Are you a teenager having trouble dealing with your abortion? Sometimes it helps to talk. If you are a teen and you’ve just had an abortion, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself. Please be sure to follow the directions given to you after the abortion procedure.
Sometimes, even after you’re feeling better physically, you may experience feelings that are hard to understand. Some of these post abortion symptoms can include:
- difficulty sleeping
- nightmares or flashbacks
- wanting to avoid children or babies
- preoccupation with being pregnant again
- fear of not being able to get pregnant again
- self-abusive behaviors
“After the abortion, my boyfriend and I stayed together for about a year even though I couldn’t stand to look at him and didn’t want him to touch me. When we broke up I met other guys with whom I had empty sexual relationships. I lost all self-respect. Life really had no meaning, and I felt like I was just going through the motions…”
“At first I felt relieved. My body healed pretty quickly after my abortion. But I was feeling so bad inside. I was afraid that if I started to cry, I may never stop”
“My mom used to be my best friend … now there’s a wall between us.”
We offer a safe, caring and confidential place to talk.
Please call or text – we care:
All calls are confidential for post abortion care and post abortion support for teens.