likely to commit suicide. Reardon, Aborted Women, Silent No More (Springfield, IL:Acorn Books, 2002) 129-30 Teenager Dies After Taking Abortion Pill: San Francisco (AP)- Holly Marie Patterson went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to quietly consider ways to handle a life change she wasn't ready for. Al., Induced abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer: a comprehensive review and analysis,. Clinical experience has demonstrated that the women least likely to cooperate in post-abortion research are those for whom the abortion caused the most psychological distress. Monty Patterson said he learned from an attending physician at the hospital that she had died after a massive infection caused by fragments of the fetus left inside her uterus caused her to go into septic shock. Piot, Genital infections in women undergoing induced abortion, European. All 22 studies revealed higher rates of mental health problems associated with abortion for at least one symptom, and many for more than one symptom. (21 another study of teen abortion in Los Angeles found that 38 percent of the teens had undergone an earlier abortion and 18 percent had undergone two abortions in the same year. Repeat pregnancies are often a symptom of young women acting out unresolved abortion issues and the desire to replace the lost pregnancy with another child.
Women who abort are twice as likely to become heavy smokers and suffer the corresponding health risks.
Abortion can emotionally affect each woman differently.
Some women report a sense of relief after having an abortion.
The reasons for relief also vary from woman to woman.
Repressed feelings of any sort can result in psychological and behavioral difficulties which exhibit themselves in other areas of ones life. (8) Indeed, researchers have found that women with a history of sexual assault may experience greater distress during and after an abortion exactly because of these associations between the two experiences. The study also found that women who delivered an unplanned pregnancy were significantly less likely to have mental health problems than similar women who aborted unplanned pregnancies. . Complications of Late-Term Abortions The Centers for Disease Control has reported that 30 percent of teenage abortions occur at or after 13 weeks gestation, compared to only 12 percent of abortions overall. Study examined Medi-Cal records for more than 173,000 low-income California women who had experienced abortion or childbirth. (12 compared to older women, teens are more likely to abort because of pressure from their parents or sexual partners, (13) putting them at higher risk for adverse psychological effects after abortion. (14 they consider the abortion procedure itself to be stressful and associated with feelings of guilt, depression and a sense of isolation.
(40) Sadly, abortion advocates have continued to fight laws that could help prevent tragedies like these. Among women who had unintended first pregnancies, those who had abortions were more likely to report, an average of four years later, more frequent and recent use of alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine than women who gave birth. (11) Until a ptsd sufferer has received counseling and achieved adequate recovery, ptsd may result in a psychological disability which would prevent an injured abortion patient from bringing action within the normal statutory period. Teens were also more likely to use immature coping strategies such as projection of their problems onto others, denial or acting out than older womenstrategies researchers speculate might become permanent. In general, there is no evidence in the literature on abortion and mental health that suggests that abortion reduces the mental health risks of unwanted or mistimed pregnancy, the authors wrote. Abortion as Public Health Issue, in 1973, the United States Supreme Court struck down every federal, state, and local law regulating or restricting the practice of abortion.