Men and Abortion

Women aren’t the only ones hurt by abortion. Like women, men often experience deep and lasting regret for their participation in an abortion; whether they wanted the abortion or not. It’s common for men to suppress their feelings for years. Lacking freedom to express these emotions allows them to fester, spill over and erupt in other areas of his life. It often effects their masculinity and identify as a husband and father. If you’ve been involved in an abortion, you may find this list of common symptoms of post-abortion distress in men helpful.

If you believe you are experiencing post-abortion symptoms and would like help to speak with someone from our team, call us at 508-438-0144 to set up an initial appointment.

Common symptoms of post-abortion distress in men

Anger/rage

Anxiety

Feels like or fears failure

Confusion

Selfish

Low self-esteem

Helplessness

Worrying

Feeling like he deserves punishment

Suicidal thoughts

Panic attacks

Feels irresponsible

Self-condemning/self-loathing

Shame

Depression

Excessive guilt

Emasculation

Powerlessness/lack of resolve

Frequent job changes

Lack of trust

Impotency

Sleep disturbance

Moodiness

Risk taking

Attention disorders

Isolation/avoidance

Alcohol and drug abuse

Aggression

Withdrawn

Damaged relationships

Pornography use

Workaholic

Commitment avoidance

Distance from God

Violence

Blaming

Involvement in pro-life cause

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