Abortion Not Linked To Increased Risk Of Mental Health Issues

August 18, 2008

A new study carried out by the American Psychological Association Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion has found that abortion of an unwanted pregnancy does not lead to an increased risk of mental health issues for women....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study carried out by the American Psychological Association Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion has found that abortion of an unwanted pregnancy does not lead to an increased risk of mental health issues for women.

The task force looked over studies published in English peer-reviewed journals since 1989, looking at how mental health factors are linked to abortion.

They found after conducting their research that abortion of an unwanted pregnancy was not a real cause of mental health problems for women.

In the past, abortion was has been linked to mental health problems.

Researchers have stated though that this can be very misleading.

They found that there was more of a chance for women who had an abortion from a wanted pregnancy to have mental health problems, due to pressure from those around her, but not from the actual act of the abortion.

The report is to be presented at the APA’s Annual Convention in Boston, MA.


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