The decision to opt for abortion
Rowlands, Sam (2008) The decision to opt for abortion. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, Vol.34 (No.3). pp. 175-180. ISSN 1471-1893
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1783/147118908784734765
Key message points
- Most women reach a decision to have an abortion rapidly.
- Most women have reached their decision before the consultation with the abortion provider.
- Certain women who have risk factors for post-abortion psychological reactions should be targeted and offered counselling.
- Pregnancy options counselling should not be mandatory.
- 'Cooling-off' periods lead to abortions at later gestations
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Abortion -- Decision making -- Great Britain, Abortion counseling -- Great Britain, Post-abortion syndrome -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care|
|Publisher:||Professional, Managerial & Healthcare Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||July 2008|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 175-180|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
(1) Anonymous. Abortion statistics, England and Wales: 2006. London: Department of Health; 2007.
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