Men often experience many of the same emotions as women after an abortion, especially feelings of loss, sadness and confusion. Depending on individual circumstances, they may also feel a sense of responsibility and may be burdened with questions about their role in the decision.
In addition, men often struggle to find the best way to support their partners after an abortion. They frequently 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 men to show care and concern to their partners, they deserve to look after themselves as well, by finding their own sources of support, comfort and information.
At Reflect, we have trained male advisors that can help. We can also support couples who want to work through things together. To enquire about the support available or to book an appointment click here.