Psychological effects of abortion new evidence. Teenagers who continue their pregnancy reduce their suicide risk by 50%
“Continuing the pregnancy in teenagers is a protective factor that reduces the risk of suicide by 50% and death from other causes by 40%”.
A study publised in European Journal of Public Health (see HERE) conducted in Finland suggests that education and motherhood have protective effects for preventing suicide in teenagers, and that psychological and social support may prevent the suicides that occur in cases of abortion. The 15-year study followed 13,691 teenagers who became pregnant between 1987 and 1989. Of these, 6652 had an abortion and 7039 continued with their pregnancy. According to its author, Elard Koch, the study shows that continuing the pregnancy in teenagers is a protective factor that reduces the risk of suicide by 50% and death from other causes by 40%. Koch also highlights that in order to reduce premature deaths, the necessary efforts must be made so that pregnant teenagers remain in an appropriate education system treating eventual abortion psychological effect.
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