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JAMA Psychiatry Publishes More Questionable Science

Priscilla K. Coleman, PhD

Last week JAMA Psychiatry irresponsibly published a study led by Julia Steinberg titled “Examining the Association of Antidepressant Prescriptions with First Abortion and First Childbirth” 

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.