Researchers from the National Center for Register-Based Research, in Denmark, released a study that found no evidence to support the claim that abortion predisposes women to psychological or mental health problems. The study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine, examined the health records of 85,000 women with no previous record of mental health problems who first trimester abortions.
The evidence revealed that the women who had an abortion were no more likely to seek mental health treatment than women who carried the pregnancy to term. However, 25 percent of new mothers experienced post-partum depression.
Robert Blum, former President of the Guttmacher Institute, clarified, "There is no post-abortion trauma, post-abortion syndrome, or anything of the like."
Media Resources: NPR 1/27/11; The New England Journal of Medicine 1/27/11
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .