One abortion no threat to mental health:

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2005
One abortion no threat to mental health:
42
Wed, 08-13-2008 - 5:31pm


Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2008
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 12:47pm

Thanks for posting that!

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 1:05pm

Great article! From personal experience, I can say that I was FAR more depressed after having my daughter than after having an abortion. It's nice to finally see some recognized evidence that (surprise!) women actually are able to choose what is best for their specific situation.

Thanks for sharing. :-)

melissajune21.jpg picture by ambersspace


&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-29-2005
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 3:52pm

The study says refers to adult women.


Do you know if there was a similar study done with regard to young women/girls?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 5:16pm
Adult women = 18+. Do you really think that there would be that much variation in data if teenagers between 13 and 17 were included? I think that would barely, if any, affect the results.

melissajune21.jpg picture by ambersspace


&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2008
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 8:50pm
Maybe not 13-17...but hmm...what about 10-17 yr olds...that might create a larger difference...maybe or maybe not SIGNIFICANTLY larger...but it's possible.
Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Lilypie 5th Birthday TickerLilypie 6th to 18th TickerLilypie 1st Birthday Ticker

Powered by CGISpy.com
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-29-2005
Fri, 08-15-2008 - 3:37pm

<Do you really think that there would be that much variation in data if teenagers between 13 and 17 were included?>

Yes.


Why do you suppose that they did not do a comprehensive study and include all age groups?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Fri, 08-15-2008 - 7:23pm

"Why do you suppose that they did not do a comprehensive study and include all age groups?"

For various reasons...
1.) There may not be that many females between those ages having elective abortions.
2.) These females are not old enough to know how they will end up being mentally affected. Teenagers' emotions are very volatile to begin with, so while they may feel one way one day, it's likely that they will not have any long term emotional effects from the abortion.
3.) It's also quite possible that the study was simply meant to address adult women.

melissajune21.jpg picture by ambersspace


&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Fri, 08-15-2008 - 7:25pm
I would think girls ranging in age from 10-12 should not be included in this study because often times, giving birth at this age would be more dangerous to the developing female body than an abortion. Thus, making a termination during these years more medically necessary than purely elective.

melissajune21.jpg picture by ambersspace


&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2008
Sun, 08-17-2008 - 12:10am
<<
I would think girls ranging in age from 10-12 should not be included in this study because often times, giving birth at this age would be more dangerous to the developing female body than an abortion. Thus, making a termination during these years more medically necessary than purely elective.



>>


LOL someone doesn't watch Maury! I can't even recall how many 11-12 yr olds he's had on his show for paternity tests. So, as long as girls in the age group ARE having babies they should be included.

Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Lilypie 5th Birthday TickerLilypie 6th to 18th TickerLilypie 1st Birthday Ticker

Powered by CGISpy.com
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Sun, 08-17-2008 - 10:22am

LOL. You're right, I don't watch Maury. I work M-F until 5pm. I also tend to think independently and get my material from studies and reliable medical journals, not trashy talk shows.

Why should these girls be included in the study if they aren't part of the group the study is focusing on? The study wanted to provide evidence of the effect one elective abortion had on adult women. Why should girls who aren't even teenagers be included in this study simply because you think they should? That would be like doing a study on what food adult dogs prefer and then not trusting the results because they didnt include puppies. (poor example, I know, but it's early :-P )

melissajune21.jpg picture by ambersspace


&nbs

Pages