Abortion not only harms women’s health, but may also cause mental illness. According to a recent report by the British “Daily Mail”, a new study in the UK found that abortion women are more likely to become addicted to alcohol or addiction than other women, and they may be at high risk of suffering from various mental illnesses. %. The findings are published in the latest issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.
The researchers collected information on abortion women in England and Wales in 2007, with more than 200,000 abortions in 2007. Among them, women aged 20-24 have the largest number of abortions, up to 57,000, and 4400 women under the age of 16. In these two age groups, most of them have symptoms of depression and anxiety after abortion, and some people start drinking or even taking drugs. Another related study shows that women who lose their children at the age of 21 are most likely to have various mental illnesses in the future, whether they are abortions or accidental abortions.
Kelly Dingell, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia, analyzes that abortion puts pressure on women regardless of age, leading to anxiety and sorrow, which can lead to major depression or drug dependence. However, the research team at the University of Otago in New Zealand believes that only 1.5%-5.5% of women will have mental disorders after abortion, which is closely related to life events caused by abortion.
British organizations have called for women to learn to protect themselves if they choose abortion, not only to take care of their health, but also to learn to adjust their moods, while the society must give enough psychological help to underage abortions.