Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health

Medicalizing Reproduction in the United States and Great Britian (Social Problems and Social Issues) by Ellie Lee

Publisher: Aldine Transaction

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Abortion,
  • Mental health services,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Abortion & Birth Control,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Social Science / Gender Studies,
  • Great Britain,
  • Motherhood,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • United States
  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9595217M
    ISBN 100202306801
    ISBN 109780202306803

References. 1. An excellent resource is Thomas Strahan’s Detrimental Effects of Abortion: An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary (Third Edition) This resource includes brief summaries of major finding drawn from medical and psychology journal articles, books, and related materials, divided into major categories of relevant injuries. An online version can be found at . Under the Abortion Act, abortion in the United Kingdom was legalized only when two doctors agreed that carrying the pregnancy to term would be detrimental to a woman's physical or mental health. Consideration of mental health also played a role in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe which ruled that state governments may not prohibit late . The APA Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion reached its conclusions after evaluating all of the empirical studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals since that compared the mental health of women who had an induced abortion to comparison groups of women, or that examined factors that predict mental health among women who. Lee, Ellie J. () Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health: The Medicalization of Reproduction in the U.S. and Britain. Social Problems and Social Issues. Aldine Transaction, New York, pp. ISBN (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository.

The third step is to ask for exceptions for the mother’s physical and mental health, which as we have seen is essentially abortion on demand under the World Health Organization definition of “maternal health.” Thus, the standard “health of the mother” exception for abortion always means abortion on demand in practice. Once abortion to.   The Supreme Court ruling in Doe defined maternal health so broadly that abortions are permitted in the U.S. for virtually any mother’s “health” can then be defined as her physical, emotional health, financial health, etc. The medical judgment [for a late-term abortion] may be exercised in the light of all factors—physical, emotional, psychological, . There were nearly , babies born in to teen moms, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human 77 percent of these pregnancies were unplanned. A Author: Rachel Nall, MSN, CRNA.   Roe V. Wade () placed the concept of medical necessity at the center of the public discourse on abortion. Nearly a half century later, 2 laws dealing with late-term abortion, 1 passed in New York and 1 set aside in Virginia, are an indication that the medical necessity argument regarding abortion has been rendered : James Studnicki.

- One of the clearest risks for abortion-related stress is a history of mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety. (5) A victim of sexual abuse has a higher likelihood of struggling to. The abortion pill is given at the abortion clinic and blocks the pregnancy hormones that maintain the embryo (embryo is the early stage of a baby). It can only be used in very early pregnancy. It is recommended by the drug manufacturers that the patient make 3 .

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In Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health, Ellie Lee adds another significant dimension to our understanding of the medicalization of reproduction, arguing that the experience of mothering is increasingly viewed as risky to women’s mental health The book will be of interest Abortion sociologists of medicine as yet another finely detailed examination of the seemingly relentless march of medicalization Cited by: 5.

Currently, two doctors must state that a woman's health is threatened for abortion to be recommended and risks to mental health are used to justify over 90% of British abortions. Almost every British abortion, therefore, emphasises the mental health danger of : Stuart W G Derbyshire.

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Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health: Medicalizing Reproduction in the United States and Great Britain. Whatever reproductive choices women make--whether they opt to end a pregnancy through abortion or continue to term and give birth--they are considered to be at risk of suffering serious mental health problems.5/5(1).

In Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health, Ellie Lee adds another significant dimension to our understanding of the medicalization of reproduction, arguing that the experience of mothering is increasingly viewed as risky to women's mental health.3/5(1).

According to opponents of abortion in the United States, potential injury to women is a major reason why people should consider abortion a problem. On the other hand, becoming a mother can also be considered a big risk. This fine, well-balanced book is about how people represent the results of reproductive choices.

In Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health, Ellie Lee adds another significant dimension to our understanding of the medicalization of reproduction, arguing that the experience of mothering is increasingly viewed as risky to women's mental health The book will be of interest to sociologists of medicine as yet another finely detailed examination of the seemingly relentless march of medicalization 5/5(2).

abortion and harm to a woman’s mental health; that is, abortion causes adverse mental health outcomes like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder, rather than there being simply a correlation between the two. Some studies consider it likely that 10% of the mental health burden results from abortion.

Abortion and Mental Health. Abortion is the medical or surgical termination of a pregnancy, one of the oldest, most common and most controversial medical procedures. Mental Health A study sponsored by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found that after three months, aborted women had a rate of per thousand hospitalizations for psychiatric problems, compared to a rate of per thousand for the control group.

Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health: The Medicalization of Reproduction in the U.S. and Britain. Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health: Medicalizing Reproduction in the US and Britain (Social Problems & Social Issues Series). In Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health, Ellie Lee adds another significant dimension to our understanding of the medicalization of reproduction, arguing that the experience of mothering is increasingly viewed as risky to women's mental healthBook Edition: 2nd New Edition.

Results. The percentage of women with no, one, two, and three or more mental health disorders before their first abortion was %, %, % and %, and before their first childbirth was %, %, %, and % respectively, indicating that women in the abortion group had more prior mental health disorders than women in the childbirth group, p Cited by: Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health | Whatever reproductive choices women make--whether they opt to end a pregnancy through abortion or continue to term and give birth--they are considered to be at risk of suffering serious mental health problems.

Aboutwomen have an abortion in the U.S. each year. Previous research hasn't found a definitive link between an abortion and a woman's mental health. New York’s newly-signed abortion law permits abortion for any reason up until the 24th week of a pregnancy, and then afterwards in cases to protect the “life and health” of the mother.

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Results: Forty‐one percent of women had become pregnant on at least one occasion prior to with % having an abortion. Those having an abortion had elevated rates of subsequent mental health problems including depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviours and Cited by: A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry examined medical information fromwomen, of whichhad an abortion; the women who had an abortion were 81 percent more likely to experience mental health struggles.

This includes 34% who were more likely to develop an anxiety disorder. The emotional side effects of having an abortion are just as real as physical side effects. For information about abortion, you may call the APA toll-free helpline at One important factor related to the vulnerability of negative emotional or psychological effects has to do with your belief about the baby inside of you.

What abortion opponents claim: Having an abortion leads to emotional distress, negative feelings or mental health problems. What the research shows: Women’s feelings after having an abortion vary, but several studies published in Perspectives have found no evidence that having an abortion is itself responsible for later mental health problems.

These are findings from just. As former abortion clinic staff attest, and as journalists in the U.S. and U.K. have discovered, counselors at abortion clinics conceal mental and physical health risks—as well as the fact that.

Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health: Medicalizing Reproduction in the United States and Great Britain. In Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health, Ellie Lee adds another significant dimension to our understanding of the medicalization of reproduction, arguing that the experience of mothering is increasingly viewed as risky to women's mental health.

Psychiatrists and psychologists need to treat mental health issues directly. Pro-life feminists are committed to protecting the lives of both women and unborn children. We call for honesty, accuracy and compassion in considering “the life of the mother”—with a focus, always, on life-affirming solutions.

In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists.

New Study Reignites Controversy Over Abortion and Mental Health 9/2/ Most Studies Show Abortion Linked to Increased Mental Health Problems 9/1/ Abortion Linked to Preterm Birth, But Why Aren’t Women Being Told.

11/23/ More Than 30 Studies In Last Five Years Show Negative Impact of Abortion on Women’s Mental Health 11/16/ Evidence did not support the claim that observed associations between abortion and mental health problems are caused by abortion per se as opposed to other preexisting and co.

In these circumstances, abortion is sometimes considered advisable to preserve the physical and mental health of the mother. Abortions for these reasons are also rare. Some argue for abortion because of fear that a child may have a congenital malformation.

The A.P.A. report from concluded that, among adult women with unplanned pregnancies, the “relative risk of mental-health problems is no.

The abortion and mental health controversy is driven by two different perspectives regarding how best to interpret accepted facts. When interpreting the data, abortion and mental health proponents are inclined to emphasize risks associated with abortion, whereas abortion and mental health minimalists emphasize pre-existing risk factors as the primary Cited by: 9.