EMOTIONAL DISTRESS IN ISRAELI WOMEN BEFORE AND AFTER ABORTION

Yona Teichman*, Shlomo Shenhar, Shmuel Segal

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Abstract

Emotional distress in a group of Israeli women who requested legal abortion was compared with that in a group of women on the verge of delivery and in a random group of nonpregnant women on measures of anxiety and depression. Emotional consequences of the abortion were evaluated by before‐and‐after comparisons of the same measures in a subgroup of the aborting women. Findings indicated significantly greater distress in the aborting women, with lower levels after the abortion. The effects on emotional well‐being of personal and contextual factors and their interactions were also examined. 1993 American Orthopsychiatric Association

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-288
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1993

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