Abortion Aftermath

Abortion Doesn't Cause Depression or Low Self-Esteem in Teens, Study Says

Compared to pregnant teens who give birth, those who have abortions are no more likely to suffer depression or experience low self-esteem, a new study says. We think the whole topic of teenage pregnancy is pretty depressing in and of itself and, again, we're just presenting a new study, not making any pro-life or pro-choice claims (not our job... a job that might be right up there with bee keeping).

Researchers from Oregon State University and University of California, San Francisco studied survey data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, and after comparing data on teen girls before, during and after pregnancy, found that having an abortion did not make a teenage girl more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem within the first year of pregnancy or five years later.

According to the study's lead author, Jocelyn Warren, previous research has shown that adolescent girls who get pregnant report more depression and lower self-esteem compared to those who don't get pregnant at all. Well... that's not too hard to believe, especially if you've seen MTV's Teen Mom. Warren says, "We know most teen pregnancies are not wanted pregnancies and an unwanted pregnancy can be very stressful." She explains, "What we didn't know was whether psychological outcomes are worse for girls who choose abortion [versus having the baby]. This study says, 'No.'" Warren stresses that individuals who have abortions experience very different emotional responses, but "on average, they do not appear to have major psychological consequences."

Laws in seven states mandate that women be advised of abortion's negative psychological consequences, including "post-abortion traumatic stress syndrome," a disorder that isn't recognized by the American Psychological Association or the American Psychiatric Association. Mary Harvey, an OSU public health professor, says, "I cannot think of any other type of health practice where a doctor is forced by law to tell a patient about negative consequences that have not been proven or validated." This study, however, does not necessarily provide evidence to disprove the existence of post-abortion traumatic stress syndrome.

 

Source:
Oregon State University (2010, September 25). Abortion does not cause depression or low self-esteem in adolescents, national U.S. study finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2010/09/100924122537.htm

 

More On ChickRx:

Share This Article:

Comments

mariaalexander commented
Hi everyone, I was going crazy when my husband breakup with me and left me for another woman!! All thanks to Dr Unity the best love spell caster online that helped me to bring back my husband today and restore happiness in my marriage.. I'm Sonia Williams by name i lives in England. My husband breakup with me and left me to be with another woman, and i wanted him back. I was so frustrated and i could not know what next to do again, I love my husband so much but he was cheating on me with another woman and this makes him break up with me so that he can be able to get married to the other lady and this lady i think use witchcraft on my husband to make him hate me and my kids and this was so critical and uncalled-for, I cry all day and night for God to send me a helper to get back my husband!! I was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help get ex back fast. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my husband really called me and told me that he miss me so much, Oh My God! i was so happy, and today i am happy with my man again and we are joyfully living together as one big family and i thank the powerful spell caster Dr.Unity, he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that Dr Unity spell caster is best spell caster online who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are here and your lover is turning you down, or your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore, contact this powerful spell caster Dr.Unity on his email at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464,His website:http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com .
Anonymous commented
Real love spell that work fast to get ex back and Stop a Divorce or Break-Up After 12 Years of married, My Husband Changed His Mind!! We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone else. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn't even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr.Unity can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and told him my problems and he told me what to do and i did it and he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again. Dr.Unity is the best online spell caster that is powerful and genuine. If you have any problem contact him and i guarantee you that he will help you. Here’s his contact: Email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on whats-app: 2348071622464. Website: http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com . Maria , 38 years, Ca, USA.
Anonymous commented
Hello I am Shirley Morris ,I am out here to spread this good news to the entire world on how I got my ex husband back.I was going crazy when my husband left me and my two kids for another woman last month, But when i met a friend that introduced me to Dr Keke Odin the great messenger to the oracle of Great Keke Spell Temple. I narrated my problem to Dr Keke Odin about how my ex Husband left me and my two kids and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it was been done,24 hours later, My Ex Husband called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me and the kids before now and one week after my Husband called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in a very big company here in USA were i needed to work as the managing director.. you can contact Dr Keke Odin through the following mean Email: greatkekespelltemple@gmail.com Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876 website: http://greatkekespelltemple01.webs.com
shirley127 commented
Hello I am Shirley Morris ,I am out here to spread this good news to the entire world on how I got my ex husband back.I was going crazy when my husband left me and my two kids for another woman last month, But when i met a friend that introduced me to Dr Keke Odin the great messenger to the oracle of Great Keke Spell Temple. I narrated my problem to Dr Keke Odin about how my ex Husband left me and my two kids and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it was been done,24 hours later, My Ex Husband called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me and the kids before now and one week after my Husband called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in a very big company here in USA were i needed to work as the managing director.. you can contact Dr Keke Odin through the following mean Email: greatkekespelltemple@gmail.com Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876 website: http://greatkekespelltemple01.webs.com
mariaalexander commented
Hello friends, How to Get Ex Back Fast, Dr.Unity Love Spell works for real.. My husband left me for another woman three months ago and ever since then my life have been filled with pains sorrow and heart break because he was my first love whom i have spent my entire life with. A friend of mine told me he saw some testimonies of a spell caster called Dr.Unity that he can bring back lover within some few days, i laugh it out and said i am not interested but because of the love my friend had for me, she consulted the great priest on my behalf and to my greatest surprise after 2 days my husband called me for the very first time after three months that he is missing me and that he is so sorry for every thing he made me went through.He came back to me and now we are happy together. I still can’t believe it, because it highly unbelievable. Thank you Dr.Unity for bringing back my lover and also to my lovely friend who interceded on my behalf, for any one who might need the help of this great Dr here is the email address:Unityspelltemple@gmail.com , you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464 , his website:http://unityspelltemple.yolasite.com . Jesica Wanda, 24 years, NY, USA.
Queen Brown commented
After being in relationship with Wilson for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that don't believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I meant a spell caster called Dr Zuma zuk and I email him, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: spiritualherbalisthealing@gmail.com or call him +2349055637784 you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CONTACT HIM NOW FOR SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS'