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Keeping an abortion a secret and it's toll on mental and physical health

I’ve recently come to the realization that we rarely hear women's personal experiences with miscarriage or abortion. As women, we are taught to keep these things a secret. I believe this is a major reason there is so much shame, stigma, misinformation, and lack of education when it comes to miscarriage and abortion. Because of this, I wanted to share these very individual and personal stories from women that have had an abortion. On today’s podcast episode, we hear from Mardalena Dawn Turpel who had an abortion 30 years ago. She explains the toll the abortion and having to keep it a secret had on her mental and physical health.

Listen to Mardalena’s story to learn about why she chose to have an abortion, the trauma she experienced, and how having to keep it a secret impacted her mental and physical health.

103. The Mental and Physical Toll of Keeping a Secret - AccordingtoDes

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103. The Mental and Physical Toll of Keeping a Secret - AccordingtoDes

Hello and welcome to my podcast, The Wellness Project with Des. On today’s episode, I speak with Mardalena Dawn Turpel about an abortion she had 30 years ago and the toll it took on her mental health. I’m Desiree, a Mental Health Therapist that is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and live […]

Why is that the only time I see disabled people mentioned in conversations about reproductive rights and sex is when it’s about the reproductive rights for abled bodied people? Stop using disabled people as arguments for abortion when we don’t have a seat at the table when it comes to reproductive rights and health. If you don’t think you can raise a disabled child at the end of the day it’s your body your choice, but that should be the only argument. But don’t use us for justification when we’re not even apart of the conversation. #Disability #reproductivehealth #Sex #Abortion # reproductive rights #Disabled women