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Steinberg’s Latest Effort to Obscure the Well-Established Link Between Abortion and Women’s Mental Health

Published last week in Obstetrics and Gynecology is the latest attempt by Julia Steinberg and colleagues to manipulate our understanding of the psychological correlates of abortion. The authors analyzed data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication of 936 US women, ages 18 to 42 to compare women who had reproductive histories consisting exclusively of abortion(s) and childbirth(s).   

Second Study Using Danish Population Data Led By WECARE Director Published in the European Journal of Public Health

A second paper was published this week using Danish data. The paper is titled “Reproductive History Patterns and Long-Term Mortality Rates: A Danish, Population-Based Record Linkage Study”  and co-authors include Drs. David Reardon and Byron Calhoun.  

New study on Reproductive History and Mortality Rates Using National Data from Denmark Just published in the Medical Science Monitor.

The objectives of the paper titled “Short and Long Term Mortality Rates Associated with First Pregnancy Outcome: Population Register Based Study for Denmark 1980-2004” were  to examine mortality rates associated with first pregnancy outcome  and to explore differences in mortality rates associated with early abortion and late abortions (after 12 weeks). The population was comprised of a total of 463,473 Danish women who had their first pregnancy between 1980 and 2004 (2,238 died across the study period).