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Study: Abortions Lead to Mental Health Problems During Subsequent Pregnancies

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  • 2012 Apr 26
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April 26, 2012

A new study from China shows that women who have had abortions have mental health problems during subsequent pregnancies, WORLD News Service reports. The study, published by the Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, found that women who had an induced abortion a year or more prior to a subsequent pregnancy were 49 percent more likely to experience depression and 114 percent more likely to suffer from anxiety in the first trimester compared to women with no abortion history. "[The] adverse mental health effects of induced abortion are far more severe than those of miscarriage and they persist longer," the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute said in a report on the study.