Latest Abortion and mental health Stories

2012-02-07 10:18:34

First-time first-trimester induced abortion is not associated with an increased risk of readmission to psychiatric facilities among women with a history of a treated mental disorder, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Diverging results exist as to whether induced abortions negatively influence mental health, and there is a paucity of sound studies on the topic," the authors write as background information....

2010-09-25 02:02:11

A new study has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their peers whose pregnancies do not end in abortion. The study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and University of California, San Francisco, is the first to use both depression and low self-esteem as outcomes with a nationally representative sample of adolescents. The researchers found that young women in the study who had an abortion were no...

2008-12-05 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies out this week add to the body of research evidence clearly showing again that abortion is associated with increased risk of adverse mental health effects. The two peer-reviewed papers were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Both had strong methodology and controls for confounding or alternate variables. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) "The...

2008-12-04 16:39:54

A review of studies pertaining to abortion outcomes found the highest quality studies suggest few, if any, mental health problems. However, Charles E. Vignetta of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said he also found studies with the most flawed methodology found negative mental health conditions related to abortion. The researchers examined studies dealing with the potential association between abortion and long-term mental health outcomes published from Jan. 1, 1989, to...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

The American Psychological Association said it has found no evidence that abortion causes mental health problems for women. "There is no credible evidence that a single elective abortion of an unwanted pregnancy in and of itself causes mental health problems for adult women," said a draft report released Tuesday by an APA task force. The conclusion was reached after an evaluation of empirical studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals since 1989. The report was presented...

2006-07-17 14:46:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advisers working at some federally funded pregnancy resource centers mislead pregnant teens about the risks of abortion, falsely telling callers it raises the risk of breast cancer, infertility and mental illness, a U.S. congressman said on Monday. Democratic staff on the House of Representatives Government Reform Committee who called up some faith-based pregnancy resource centers said they received incorrect advice aimed at discouraging abortion. "Twenty of...

2006-05-05 09:46:43

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A serious illness or death in the family may take a greater toll on women's health than men's, research findings suggest. In a study of more than 27,000 adults in Finland, researchers found that women were more likely than men to report health problems after a close relative fell ill or died. And among all adults who reported such health effects, women typically took longer to recover. "Our findings suggest that women are more vulnerable...

2005-12-12 17:31:26

Women who have had an abortion still experience mental distress related to the abortion years after it happened. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Medicine reveals that five years on, women who have had an abortion suffer higher levels of mental distress than other women and than women who have had a miscarriage. Anne Nordal Broen and colleagues from the University of Oslo, in Norway, collaborated with colleagues from the Buskerud Hospital in Drammen, Norway. They...

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