Uninformed Consent: Abortion and Mental Health Consequences
Dr. Warren ThrockmortonDr. Warren Throckmorton's Weblog
- 2006 Jan 17
Recent research from
The Norwegian study, published online by the journal BMC Medicine, compared the experiences of women who had miscarriages with those who had abortions. Six months after pregnancy termination, women who had a miscarriage were more distressed than women who had abortions. However, after 5 years, women who had abortions were more likely to suffer anxiety and intrusive thoughts of the event than women who miscarried.
Are women being advised of these risks?
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