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Abortion linked to suicide in men, says counselor

by | Feb 16, 2021

By Sarah Terzo

Reporter Corrine Barraclough writes:

“We know male suicide rates are soaring.

Did you know male suicides and abortion-related mental illness are interrelated? Neither did I. It’s poorly understood by professionals too.”

Julie Cook, national director of Abortion Grief Australia says:

“Most suicide counsellors aren’t trained to identify abortion trauma. In fact, the vast majority aren’t even aware that it can be an issue for men. Most women have no concept that abortion can hurt men…

“Male suicides can be both directly and indirectly related to abortion. One of the biggest predictors of male suicide is relationship breakdown. Unless work is done towards resolution, abortion trauma often destroys relationships.”

Corrine Barraclough: “Piecing together the pain of loss for men after abortion.” The Daily Telegraph June 3, 2017.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Abortion