Becoming pregnant unexpectedly raises many questions. While I understand you have talked about this with your boyfriend and made a decision to have an abortion, it would be probably worthwhile talking to a few people you can trust about your decision. Often an abortion can be viewed as a procedure. However this question of choice also relates to how you and your boyfriend can cope with being part of creating a new life, and what this means to you. This experience can impact you at many levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, relationships and family levels. Some people can accept an abortion as a procedure based on pragmatic factors. Many struggle with complex emotions of grief and guilt after the experience even if this was what they thought they wanted. This is particularly true for the woman whose body is impacted by hormonal changes, physical pain and loss. I would encourage you to talk with a trusted GP, research online ( Abortion Grief) and talk to pregnancy support professionals before taking a final decision. Whatever your final choice you may benefit from talking to someone professionally about your choice for support emotionally, such as a Clinical Psycholgist or Counsellor in this area. Some people ( women and men) struggle with grief reactions and can become anxious or depressed clinically or act in self harmful ways. I have worked professionally with these women and men and it has taken some of them many months or even years to get their lives on track after this experience
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