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Does having an abortion cause a low sex drive?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not Necessarily

There is not a consistent link between abortion and sex drive.
However, abortion could be related to other stressful circumstances, and the presence of stress, anxiety, or depression could cause decreased sexual desire.

In brief: Not Necessarily

There is not a consistent link between abortion and sex drive.
However, abortion could be related to other stressful circumstances, and the presence of stress, anxiety, or depression could cause decreased sexual desire.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Not exactly

An abortion can be a very traumatic event and leave multiple psychological issues behind that can inhibit one's sex drive.
There is no direct medical link. Get a competent therapist to evaluate the person (probably will take more than 1 session to get to the issue(s)).

In brief: Not exactly

An abortion can be a very traumatic event and leave multiple psychological issues behind that can inhibit one's sex drive.
There is no direct medical link. Get a competent therapist to evaluate the person (probably will take more than 1 session to get to the issue(s)).
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
A woman's choice to have an abortion is always difficult. Even when the decision is well-informed and the desired choice. She experiences "loss" and her grieving is normal. Some situational depression can follow. Dr. Drescher is correct about consulting a compassionate competent therapist.
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