What it’s like for men

Men often experience many of the same emotions as women after a termination of pregnancy, especially feelings of loss, sadness and confusion. Depending on individual circumstances, you may also feel a sense of responsibility and may be burdened with questions about your role in the decision.

In addition, you may struggle to find the best way to support your partner after an abortion. You may feel helpless and upset by the woman’s physical pain and emotional responses, as well as their own feelings and thoughts, which can be difficult to understand.

While it is important for you to show care and concern to your partner, you deserve to look after yourself as well, by finding your own sources of support, comfort and information.

You and your partner may feel differently about the decision now or in the future.

Reflect provides you the same time and space to consider your thoughts and feelings. We can also support couples who want to work through things together. 

Our free support service is available to anyone living in North Yorkshire.

We are able to offer remote support via telephone and video appointments.

We have centres in York, Harrogate, Selby and Thirsk.

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