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
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