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Some women choose to seek for abortion because of economic and social reasons.
Researchers found out that five years after having an abortion, 84% of women feel positive emotions or no emotions at all, about their abortion decision.
A report by CNN reiterated that a study published in the journal of Social Science and Medicine has figured out that out of 1,000 women that have been surveyed for 11 times over a period of five years, only 6% expressed negative emotions regarding their abortion.
Meanwhile, over half of these respondents said that the decision to terminate a pregnancy was difficult because of the stigma that exists.
However, of all the groups that were surveyed, the feeling of relief was eminent. This is in contrary to the past belief that women who underwent abortion would feel a sense of regret.
"One might think that relief was a short-term feeling that would go away after weeks, but it does not fade like the other feelings," said study author Corinne Rocca said. "Relief was constant," she added as stated in the same report.
In the Philippines, abortion is still a taboo topic as the country is predominantly Catholic and has very conservative values. Women who seek for pregnancy termination in the country often go to quack doctors or conduct the abortion themselves through unconsulted medication, thus producing more life threatening danger.
Various women rights groups around the world have call for legislations that would give women the agency of there own bodies especially in matters of reproductive health.