My first miscarriage occurred at six weeks. My second was at almost eleven weeks. The grief was alarming but I did what many women do – my best to quietly “carry on.”
As women who experienced the loss of a baby proved to me so long ago, we can use our experiences to help others. In the weeks after I buried my son, I resolved to follow in the footsteps of those women who reached out to me when I needed it most.
A new study finds little support for the “abortion-as-trauma” framework pushed by anti-choice advocates who claim that a woman who chooses to terminate a pregnancy is at higher risk of mental health problems.
A new study using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health finds no association between abortion and either depression or low self-esteem in teens within a year of terminating a pregnancy or five years later.
“Abortion trauma syndrome” is a myth created by anti-choicers. Research confirms a woman’s mental health after an abortion is best indicated by her mental health before the abortion.
Looks like feminism’s at a crossroads, and there’s a very surprising group that could hold the key to the future of the movement: men. (So does this mean I should go buy my goldfish a new bike?)
Students offered tests after HIV scare at Missouri High School; Family Research Council comes to defense of Rep. Bachmann; Catholic commentator warns against voting solely on abortion; Coping with depression during pregnancy; Text messages inform and encourage HIV testing in South Africa.