Thursday, September 1, 2011

New study shows abortion increases risk of mental health problems

A study recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry shows abortion increases a woman's risk of having various mental health problems. The study showed that approximately 10% of mental health problems are attributable to abortion.
"Overall, the results revealed that women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81 per cent increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10 per cent of the incidence of mental health problems were shown to be directly attributable to abortion."

The study said that abortion was linked with a 34 per cent greater chance of anxiety disorders, and 37 per cent higher possibility of depression, a more than double risk of alcohol abuse – 110 per cent – a three times greater risk of cannabis use – at 220 per cent – and 155 per cent greater risk of trying to commit suicide.