What is Post-Abortion Trauma?
Post-abortion stress is the inability to process the stress and emotions associated with your partner’s abortion decision. This may be an immediate or delayed reaction that can surface anytime in a person’s life. When it does resurface, it can be confusing, painful and overwhelming.
Some men experience strong negative emotions after abortion. This psychological response is known as Post-Abortion Stress (PAS). Men struggle with the fact they are systematically denied the right to be involved in decisions regarding abortion. This powerlessness takes its toll not only on the male self-image, but may bring on role conflict, excessive guilt, depression and, sometimes, the end of the relationship with your partner.
Help is available, if you are experiencing post abortion trauma. You can speak with a therapist, contact a Post Abortion Support Group, or contact Marin Pregnancy Clinic.
Marin Pregnancy Clinic
1320A Grant Avenue
Novato, CA 94945