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Abortion and mental health: the ‘debate’ continues for psychiatrists (or does it?)

Anyone interested in understanding more about the effects of abortion on the mental health of women, and any psychiatrists reading this, will find a new online article by consultant psychiatrist, Dr Previn Thevathasan, of interest. As well as briefly reviewing a few of the main […]


98% of abortions in Britain are technically illegal, and many will lead to mental health problems for women

One of the most comprehensive and systematic reviews to date into the link between abortion and mental health problems has confirmed that women who have an unplanned pregnancy are at an increased risk of experiencing mental health problems after an abortion. The Review also highlights […]

Another study showing a strong link between abortion and mental health problems

I’m grateful to AAPLOG for drawing my attention to yet another study showing a strong link between abortion and mental illness. The paper, titled ‘Associations Between Abortion, Mental Disorders, and Suicidal Behaviour in a Nationally Representative Sample’ was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry […]

David Fergusson wades in to defend Coleman over abortion mental health link

Priscilla Coleman’s recent meta-analysis showing a link between abortion and mental health problems not surprisingly has created a storm, coming as it did in the middle of the recent parliamentary debate over independent abortion counseling. Whilst the left wing press and the BBC chose to […]

More irresponsible suicide reporting by the media – there is a better way of dealing with this issue

The former chief inspector of schools, Chris Woodhead, has told how he has considered ending his life at Dignitas, the Swiss suicide facility, after being confined to a wheelchair by motor neurone disease. The hugely controversial head of Ofsted in the 90s claims to have […]