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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

Abortion and mental health: beware flawed research

Please note that this material does not reflect the current law in Victoria. However the content may be relevant to law reform advocacy in other jurisdictions.

Discusses New Zealand research in 2006 which reported a possible causal link between exposure to abortion and mental health problems. A subsequent peer-review paper in 2008 found that the New Zealand research was flawed and therefore the conclusions should not be used to inform policy.

Abortion-and-mental-health-beware-flawed-research-Oct-2008.pdf (489.41KB)

Reference:
Abortion and mental health: beware flawed research / Women's Health Victoria. - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, October 2008.