My Boyfriend is pressuring me to have an abortion

My partner is pressuring me to have an abortion but I’m not sure

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s critical that you make your own pregnancy decision without feeling pressured into one choice over another—your mental health depends on it. 

According to a study by the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, almost 75% of women who had an abortion felt at least subtly pressured into getting one. And of these women who felt pressured into abortion, many suffered adverse mental health outcomes afterward, including feelings of:

  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Self-hatred
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety

Read on to learn strategies you can take to ensure you’re making your own pregnancy decision, free from your partner’s influence. Or, if you want to talk to someone about your pregnancy options, contact Options Medical Clinic by calling 770-924-0864 to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential. 

Learn All You Can About Your Options

The best way to ensure you’re making your own pregnancy decision is to learn all you can about your options, which include parenting, adoption, and abortion

Before making a pregnancy decision, ensure all your questions are answered. Some questions to consider include:

  • Do I know the physical and mental health risks of abortion?
  • What might my life look like if I chose abortion? Adoption? Parenting?
  • How might I feel after each choice? 

At Options Medical Clinic, we offer free, confidential appointments that provide medically accurate information and the space to ask questions. 

Know Your Pregnancy Details

No matter what choice you’re considering for your pregnancy, knowing certain details to protect your health is essential. The pregnancy details to know include:

  • Age: Your pregnancy’s gestational age will determine what options are available. For example, medical abortion (also known as the “abortion pill”) is only FDA-approved if your pregnancy is 10 weeks gestation or under.
  • Location: Sometimes, a pregnancy develops outside the uterus. This is known as an ectopic pregnancy, and it’s a life-threatening situation that requires emergency medical treatment. 
  • Viability: Roughly 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and it’s possible to experience one without immediate symptoms. If you’ve had a miscarriage, you will need medical follow-up to ensure you don’t face complications.

The only reliable way to know these details about your pregnancy is by getting an ultrasound scan. 

At Options Medical Clinic, we offer free ultrasounds to give you the information you need to know to stay safe—no matter your pregnancy decision.

You’re Not Alone

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelming, especially if you feel pressured into choosing one option over another. But you’re not alone in this. At Options Medical Clinic, we’re here for you.

We provide free pregnancy resources because we believe you deserve the information you need to make an informed pregnancy decision. Call us today at 770-924-0864 to schedule a free, confidential appointment.