Using a standardized statistical technique for combining the results of multiple studies, the meta-analysis revealed that women with a history of abortion face higher rates of anxiety (34 percent higher) and depression (37 percent higher), heavier alcohol use (110 percent higher) and marijuana use (230 percent higher), and higher rates of suicidal behavior (155 percent higher).
The meta-analysis examined and combined results of 22 studies published between 19 and included data on 877,181 women from six countries.
All 22 studies revealed higher rates of mental health problems associated with abortion for at least one symptom, and many for more than one symptom.
At especially high risk are teenagers, separated or divorced women, and women with a history of more than one abortion.
(4) Since many post-abortive women use repression as a coping mechanism, there may be a long period of denial before a woman seeks psychiatric care.
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In a study of post-abortion patients only 8 weeks after their abortion, researchers found that 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor.
(2) A 2006 study published in Sleep, the official journal of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, found that women who experienced abortion were more likely to be treated for sleep disorders or disturbances compared to women who gave birth.(27) A 5 year retrospective study in two Canadian provinces found significantly greater use of medical and psychiatric services among women with a history of abortion.
The suicide rate associated with birth, by contrast, was half the rate of all women and less than one-sixth the rate of suicide among women who had abortions.(13) Besides the Finland study, large record-based studies from the United States and Denmark have found that overall death rates were higher among women following abortion compared to those among women who had given birth.(24) The U. study examined Medi-Cal records for more than 173,000 low-income California women who had experienced abortion or childbirth.