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10% Mental Illness in Women attributed to Abortion

Meta-Analysis of 877,181 women 163,831 of whom had experienced abortion found, an overall 81% increased risk of mental illness: Specifically abortion increased the risk of:

  • Suicidal behaviour by 155%

  • Anxiety disorders by 34%

  • Depression by 37%

  • Alcohol use/abuse by 110%

  • Marijuana use/abuse by 220%

Compare to women who delivered:

  •  Risk to mental health increased by 138%

  • ‘Unintended pregnancy’, risk to mental health increased by 55%.

 

Coleman Priscilla K. ‘Abortion and mental health:

quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995-2009’,

The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 199: 180-186 .doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.07723.