Abortion and the risk of suicide: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Background Abortion had been suggested to be associated with the risk of suicide with inconclusive results. The objective of this study was to assess the association by systematic review and meta-analysis.Methods We searched PubMed, EMbase, PsycINFO, CNKI, WanFang Data and VIP databases for all studies investigating the association between abortion and the risk of[…]

The association between first abortion and first-time non-fatal suicide attempt: A longitudinal cohort study of Danish population registries

Suicidal ideation due to abortion has been used to justify restrictive US abortion policies. Much research examining abortion and mental health has relied on self-report, has had low participation rates, and did not consider confounding factors. In the present study, we used data that do not rely on self-report and are not affected[…]

Predicting risk for suicide: A preliminary examination of non-suicidal self-injury and the acquired capability construct in a college sample.

The interpersonal psychological theory of suicide provides a useful framework for considering the relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and suicide. Researchers propose that NSSI increases acquired capability for suicide. We predicted that both NSSI frequency and the IPTS acquired capability construct (decreased fear of death and increased pain tolerance) would separately interact with suicidal ideation to[…]

Abortion in young women and subsequent mental health.

Background:  The extent to which abortion has harmful consequences for mental health remains controversial. We aimed to examine the linkages between having an abortion and mental health outcomes over the interval from age 15Ð25 years. Methods:  Data were gathered as part of the Christchurch Health and Development Study, a 25-year longitudinal study of a birth[…]

Associations Between Abortion, Mental Disorders, and Suicidal Behaviour in a Nationally Representative Sample

The relation between abortion, mental disorders, & suicidality was examined using an American nationally representative sample. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to examine associations between abortion & lifetime mood, anxiety, substance use, eating, & disruptive behaviour disorders as well as suicide ideation & attempts. After adjusting for sociodemographics, abortion was associated with an increased[…]

Injury Deaths, Suicides and Homicides Associated With Pregnancy, Finland 1987-2000

Background: Only few studies have been carried out on the relationship between pregnancy and deaths from external causes. Methods: Information on deaths from external causes among women aged 15–49 years in Finland in 1987–2000 (n = 5299) was linked to three national health registers to identify pregnancy-associated deaths (n = 212). Results: The mortality rate[…]

Catholicism and Indices of Social Pathology in the States

How do Nurses Feel About Euthanasia and Abortion?


Life Ownership Orientation and Attitudes Toward Abortion, Suicide and Capital Punishment

Initial support is outlined for a new scale called the Life Ownership Orientation Questionnaire, which assesses the extent to which one believes that God, the individual, or society has the power to control & govern one’s life. The strength of respondents’ god ownership orientation demonstrated higher predictive validity with regard to attitudes toward abortion, suicide,[…]

Reflections on a Medical Ethics for the Future

The author discusses the changing views of medical ethics with regard to autopsy, euthanasia, abortion, suicide, genetic engineering, transplantation, clinical trials, psychiatric patient status, & physician immunity and liability. Features of a new medical ethics for the future are proposed.