Psychological responses after abortion.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

A review of methodologically sound studies of the psychological responses of U.S. women after they obtained legal, nonrestrictive abortions indicates that distress is generally greatest before the abortion and that the incidence of severe negative responses is low. Factors associated with increased risk of negative response are consistent with those reported in research on other stressful life events.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Adler, NE; David, HP; Major, BN; Roth, SH; Russo, NF; Wyatt, GE

Published Date

  • April 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 248 / 4951

Start / End Page

  • 41 - 44

PubMed ID

  • 2181664

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.2181664


  • eng