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Abortion very real risk for depression

42% of women in a New Zealand study were found to develop major depression in the 4 years following an abortion. This rate was in stark contrast to women who had never been pregnant, or those who had gone through with a pregnancy by 50% - 35% respectively. Other studies have found that mental health is preserved, if not enhanced by aborting an unwanted pregnancy, however this study identified that the women were more likely to suffer alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, self harm and suicidal behavior. In the study group examined for the research, one woman in seven had an abortion by 25 years of age, with the procedure being the most common surgery for young adults.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The New Zealand Herald

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About: Abortion very real risk for depression

Date: 4 January 2005

Source: The New Zealand Herald

Author: Greg Tourelle


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