This quantitative, relational study aimed to examine whether there was a significant relationship between mental health of the female post-abortion and partner support both during and after abortion. A review of the literature indicates that many women do not suffer psychological trauma post-abortion and a large majority of women who have abortions report feeling supported by the prospective father. However, no research has examined if these two groups are in fact one in the same. One hundred forty-three questionnaires were collected on a college campus to measure respondent’s predictions of partner support and emotional well being post-abortion. Results indicate a significant positive relationship between partner support and emotional well-being post-abortion, as well as a strong need to communicate feelings about the abortion to the prospective father. Further research on this subject should focus on a larger population of females who have experienced abortion.
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