Complete bibliography on Abortion and Mental Health
Publications concerning Women and Abortion
Allanson, S., & Astbury, J. (2001). Attachment style and broken attachments: Violence, pregnancy, and abortion. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53, 146-151.
Amaro H., Zuckerman B, & Cabral H. (1989). Drug use among adolescent mothers: profile of risk. Pediatrics, 84, 144-151.
Barnett, W., Freudenberg, N., & Wille, R. (1992). Partnership after induced abortion: A prospective controlled study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 21(5), 443-455.
Bianchi-Demicheli, F et al (2002). Termination of pregnancy and women’s sexuality. Gynecol Obstet Invest, 53, 48-53.
Boesen, H.C., Rorbye C., Norgaard, M., Nilas, L. (2004). Sexual behavior during the first eight weeks after legal termination of pregnancy. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 83, 1189-1192.
Bradley, C.F. (1984) Abortion and subsequent pregnancy. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 29, 494.
Bradshaw, Z., & Slade, P. (2003). The effects of induced abortion on emotional experiences and relationships: A critical review of the literature. Clinical Psychology Review, 23, 929-958.
Bradshaw, Z., & Slade, P. (2005). The relationship between induced abortion, attitudes toward sexuality, and sexual problems. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 20, 390- 406. Brockington, I. F. (2005). Post-abortion psychosis, Arch Womens Ment Health 8: 53–54.
Broen, A. N., Moum, T., Bodtker, A. S., & Ekeberg, O. (2004). Psychological impact on women of miscarriage versus induced abortion: A 2-year follow-up study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66(2), 265-271.
Broen, A. N., Moum, T., Bodtker, A. S., & Ekeberg, O. (2005a). The course of mental health after miscarriage and induced abortion: A longitudinal, five-year follow-up study. BMC Medicine, 3, 18.
Broen, A. N., Moum, T., Bodtker, A. S., & Ekeberg, O. (2005b). Reasons for induced abortion and their relation to women’s emotional distress: A prospective, two-year follow-up study. General Hospital Psychiatry, 27(1), 36-43.
Broen, A. N., Moum, T., Bodtker, A. S., & Ekeberg, O. (2006). Predictors of anxiety and depression following pregnancy termination: A longitudinal five-year follow-up study. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 85(3), 317-323.
Burnell, G. M., & Norfleet, M. A. (1987). Women’s self-reported responses to abortion. The Journal of Psychology, 121, 71–76.
Butlet, C. (1996). Late psychological sequelae of abortion: Questions from a primary care physician. Journal of Family Practice, 43, p. 396-401.
Campbell, N., Franco, K. & Jurs, S. (1988). Abortion in Adolescence. Adolescence 23, 813-823.
Cohan, C. L., Dunkel-Schetter, C., & Lydon, J. (1993). Pregnancy decision making: Predictors of early stress and adjustment. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 17, 223-239.
Coleman, P. K. (2006a). Resolution of unwanted pregnancy during adolescence through abortion versus childbirth: Individual and family predictors and psychological consequences. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 903-911.
Coleman, P. K., Maxey, C. D., Rue, V. M., & Coyle, C. T. (2005). Associations between voluntary and involuntary forms of perinatal loss and child maltreatment among lowincome mothers. Acta Paediatrica, 94(10), 1476-1483.
Coleman, P. K., & Nelson, E. S. (1998). The quality of abortion decisions and college students’ reports of post-abortion emotional sequelae and abortion attitudes. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 17, 425-442.
Coleman, P. K., Reardon, D. C., & Cougle, J. (2002). The quality of the caregiving environment and child developmental outcomes associated with maternal history of abortion using the NLSY data. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 43, 743-757.
Coleman, P. K., Reardon, D. C., & Cougle, J. R. (2005). Substance use among pregnant women in the context of previous reproductive loss and desire for current pregnancy. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2), 255-268.
Coleman, P. K., Reardon, D. C., Rue, V. M., & Cougle, J. (2002a). A history of induced abortion in relation to substance use during subsequent pregnancies carried to term. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 187, 1673-1678.
Coleman, P. K., Reardon, D. C, Rue, V. M., & Cougle, J. (2002b). State-funded abortions versus deliveries: A comparison of outpatient mental health claims over 4 years. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 72, 141-152.
Coleman, P. K., Reardon, D. C., Strahan, T., & Cougle, J. R. (2005). The psychology of abortion: A review and suggestions for future research. Psychology and Health, 20, 237-
Congleton, G. K., & Calhoun, L. G. (1993). Post-abortion perceptions: A comparison of self-identified distressed and non-distressed populations. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 39, 255-265.
Congleton, G. & Calhoun, L. (1993). Post-abortion perceptions: A comparison of selfidentified distressed and non-distressed populations. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 39, 255-265.
Conklin, M. P., & O’Connor, B. P. (1995). Beliefs about the fetus as a moderator of postabortion psychological well-being. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 14, 76-95. Cote-Arsenault, D., Dombeck, M. T. B. (2001). Maternal assignment of fetal personhood to a previous pregnancy loss: Relationship to anxiety in the current pregnancy. Health Care for Women International 22, 649-665.
Cougle, J. R., Reardon, D. C., & Coleman, P. K. (2003). Depression associated with abortion and childbirth: A long-term analysis of the NLSY cohort. Medical Science Monitor, 9(4), CR105-112.79.
Cougle, J. R., Reardon, D. C., & Coleman, P. K. (2005). Generalized anxiety following unintended pregnancies resolved through childbirth and abortion: A cohort study of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 137-142.
Cozzarelli, C. (1993). Personality and self-efficacy as predictors of coping with abortion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1224-1236.
David, H., Rasmussen, N. & Holst, E. (1981). Postpartum and postabortion psychotic reactions. Family Planning Perspectives, 13, 88-91.
Fayote, F.O., Adeyemi, A.B., Oladimeji, B.Y. (2004). Emotional distress and its correlates. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 504-509.
Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Ridder, E. M. (2006). Abortion in young women and subsequent mental health. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 16-24.
Fielding, S. L., & Schaff, E. A. (2004). Social Context and the Experience of a Sample of U.S. Women Taking RU-486 (Mifepristone) for Early Abortion. Qualitative HealthResearch, 14, 612-627.
Franz, W., & Reardon, D. (1992). Differential impact of abortion on adolescents and adults. Adolescence, 27(105), 161-172.
Gissler, M., Hemminki, E., & Lonnqvist, J. (1996). Suicides after pregnancy in Finland, 1987-94: Register linkage study. British Medical Journal, 313, 1431-1434.
Gissler, M., et al. (2005). Injury deaths, suicides and homicides associated with pregnancy, Finland 1987-2000. European Journal of Public Health, 15, 459-463.
Guilbert, E., & Rotter, D. (1997). Assessment of satisfaction with induced abortion procedure. The Journal of Psychology, 131, 157-166.
Harlow, B. L., Cohen, L. S., Otto, M. W., Spiegelman, D., & Cramer, D. W. (2004). Early life menstrual characteristics and pregnancy experiences among women with and without major depression: the Harvard Study of Mood and Cycles. Journal of Affective Disorders, 79, 167176.
Hemmerling, F., Siedentoff, F., & Kentenich, H. (2005). Emotional impact and acceptability of medical abortion with mifepristone: A German experience. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 26, 23-31.
Henshaw, R., Naji, S., Russell, I., & Templeton, A. (1994). Psychological responses following medical abortion (using mifepristone and gemeprost) and surgical vacuum aspiration: A patient-centered, partially randomized prospective study. Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 73, 812-818.
Hittner, A. (1987). Feelings of well-being before and after abortion. American Mental Health Counselors Association Journal, 9, 98-104.
Hope, T. L., Wilder, E. I., & Terling Watt, T. (2003). The relationships among adolescent pregnancy, pregnancy resolution, and juvenile delinquency. Sociological Quarterly, 44, 555-576.
Husfeldt, C., Hansen, S. K., Lyngberg, A., Noddebo, M., & Pettersson, B. (1995). Ambivalence among women applying for abortion. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologia Scandinavica, 74, 813-17.
Kero, A., Hoegberg, U., Jacobsson, L., & Lalos, A. (2001). Legal abortion: A painful necessity. Social Science and Medicine, 53, 1481-1490.
Kero, A., Hoegberg, U., & Lalos, A. (2004). Wellbeing and mental growth – long-term effects of legal abortion. Social Science and Medicine, 58, 2559-2569.
Kero A, Lalos A. (2000). Ambivalence – a logical response to legal abortion: a prospective study among women and men. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology; 21, 81-91.
Kitamura, T., Toda, M. A., Shima, S., & Sugawara, M. (1998). Single and repeated elective abortions in Japan: A psychosocial study. Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 19, 126-134.
Lauzon, P., Roger-Achim, D., Achim, A., & Boyer, R. (2000). Emotional distress among couples involved in first-trimester induced abortions. Canadian Family Physician, 46, 2033-2040.
Lazarus, A. & Stern, R. (1986). Psychiatric Aspects of Pregnancy Termination” Clinics in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 13, 125-134.
Lazarus, A. (1985). Psychiatric Sequelae of Legalized Elective First Trimester Abortion. Journal of Psychosomatic Ob&Gyn, 4, 141-150.
Lemkau, J. P. (1988). Emotional sequelae of abortion: Implications for clinical practice. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 12, 461–472.
Lewis, W. J. (1997). Factors associated with post-abortion adjustment problems: Implications for triage. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 6, 9-17.
Llewellyn, S. P., & Pytches, R. (1988). An investigation of anxiety following termination of pregnancy.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 13, 468–471.
Lodl, K. McGettigan, A. & Bucy, J. (1985). Women’s Responses to Abortion. Journal of Social Work & Human Sexuality, 3, 119-132.
Lydon, J., Dunkel-Schetter, C., Cohan, C. L., & Pierce, T. (1996). Pregnancy decisionmaking as a significant life event: A commitment approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 141-151. Major, B. (1989). Self-blame, Self-efficacy and Adjustment to Abortion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 5, 1059-1068.
Major, B.,Cozzarelli, C., Cooper, M.L., Zubek, J., Richards C., Wilhite, M., & Gramzow, R.H. (2000).Psychological responses of women after first trimester abortion. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57, 777-84.
Major, B. Cozzarelli, C., Sciacchitano, A. M., Cooper, M. L., Testa, M., & Mueller, P. M. (1990). Perceived social support, self-efficacy, and adjustment to abortion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 186-197.
Major, B.,& Gramzow, R. H. (1999).Abortion as stigma: Cognitive and emotional implications of concealment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ,77, 735-745.
Miller, W. B. (1992). An empirical study of the psychological antecedents and consequences of induced abortion. Journal of Social Issues, 48, 67-93.
Miller, W. B., Pasta, D. J., & Dean, C. L. (1998). Testing a model of the psychological consequences of abortion. In L. J. Beckman and S. M. Harvey (eds.), The new civil war: The psychology, culture, and politics of abortion. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Morgan, C., Evans, M., Peter, J. R., & Currie, C. (1997). Mental health may deteriorate as a direct result of induced abortion. British Medical Journal, 314, 902.
Moseley, D. T., Follongstad, D. R., Harley, H., & Heckel, R.V. (1981). Psychological factors that predict reaction to abortion. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 37, 276-279. Mueller, P. & Mufel, N., Speckhard, A. & Sivuha, S. Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Abortion in a Former Soviet Union Country. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psych & Health,17, 41-61 (2002).
Ney, P. G., Fung, T., & Wickett, A.R. (1993). Relations between induced abortion and child abuse and neglect: Four studies. Pre and Perinatal Psychology Journal, 8, 43-63.
Ney, P. G., Fung, T., Wickett, A. R., & Beaman-Dodd, C. (1994). The effects of pregnancy loss on women’s health. Social Science & Medicine, 38, 1193-1200.
Ostbye, T., Wenghofer, E. F., Woodward, C. A., Gold, G., & Craighead, J. (2001). Health services utilization after induced abortions in Ontario: A comparison between community clinics and hospitals. American Journal of Medical Quality, 16, 99-106.
Patterson, M. J., Hill, R. P., & Maloy, K. (1995). Abortion in America: A consumerbased perspective. Journal of Consumer Research, 21, 677-694.
Pedersen, W. (2008). Abortion and depression: A population-based longitudinal study of young women. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 36, No. 4, 424-428.
Pedersen, W. (2007). Addiction. Childbirth, abortion and subsequent substance use in young women: a population-based longitudinal study, 102 (12), 1971-78.
Pope, L. M., Adler, N. E., & Tschann, J. M. (2001). Post-abortion psychological adjustment: Are minors at increased risk? Journal of Adolescent Health, 29, 2-11.
Posavac, E., & Miller, T. (1990). Some problems caused by not having a conceptual foundation for health research: An illustration from studies of the psychological effects of abortion. Psychology and Health, 5, 13-23.
Prommanart, N., et al. (2004). Maternal grief after abortion and related factors. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, 87, 1275-1280.
Reardon, D. C., & Coleman, P. K. (2006). Relative treatment for sleep disorders following abortion and child delivery: A prospective record-based study. Sleep, 29(1), 105-106.
Reardon, D. C., Coleman, P. K., & Cougle, J. R. (2004). Substance use associated with unintended pregnancy outcomes in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 30(2), 369-383.
Reardon, D. C., & Cougle, J. R. (2002a). Depression and unintended pregnancy in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: A cohort study. British Medical Journal, 324(7330), 151-152.
Reardon, D. C., & Cougle, J. R. (2002b). Depression and unintended pregnancy in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: A cohort study: Reply. British Medical Journal, 324(7345), 1097-1098.
Reardon, D. C., Cougle, J. R., Rue, V. M., Shuping, M. W., Coleman, P. K., & Ney, P. G. (2003). Psychiatric admissions of low-income women following abortion and childbirth. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 168, 1253-1256.
Reardon, D. C., & Ney, P. G. (2000). Abortion and subsequent substance abuse. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 26, 61-75.
Reardon, D. C., Ney, P. G., Scheuren, F., Cougle, J., Coleman, P. K., & Strahan, T. W. (2002). Deaths associated with pregnancy outcome: A record linkage study of low income women. Southern Medical Journal, 95(8), 834-841.
Rees, D. I. & Sabia, J. J. (2007) The Relationship Between Abortion and Depression: New Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Medical Science Monitor 13(10): 430-436.
Remennick, L. I., & Segal, R. (2001). Sociocultural context and women’s experiences of abortion: Israeli women and Russian immigrants compared. Culture, Health, And Sexuality, 3, 49-66.
Rue, V. M., Coleman, P. K., Rue, J. J., & Reardon, D. C. (2004). Induced abortion and traumatic stress: Preliminary comparison of American and Russian women. Medical Science Monitor, 10, SR5-16. Schleiss, L., Mygind, K. A., Borre, R. V., & Peterson, B. H. (1997). Psychological consequences of induced abortion. Ugeskrift Laeger, 159, 3603-3606.
Sivuha, S. Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Abortion in a Former Soviet Union Country. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psych & Health,17, 41-61 (2002).
Slade, P., Heke, S., Fletcher, J., & Stewart, P. (1998). A comparison of medical and surgical methods of termination of pregnancy: Choice, psychological consequences, and satisfaction with care. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 105, 1288-1295.
Soderberg, H., Andersson, C., Janzon, L., & Slosberg, N-O. (1997). Continued pregnancy among abortion applicants. A study of women having a change of mind. Act Obstetricia Gynecologica Scandinavia, 76, 942-947.
Söderberg H, Janzon L and Sjöberg NO (1998). Emotional distress following induced abortion. A study of its incidence and determinants among abortees in Malmö, Sweden. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 79, 173-8.
Speckhard, A. & Mufel, N.(2003) Universal responses to abortion? Attachment, trauma, and grief in women following abortion. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psych & Health, 3-37.
Speckhard, A. C., & Rue, V. M. (1992). Postabortion syndrome: An emerging public health concern. Journal of Social Issues, 48, 95-119.
Suliman et al. (2007) Comparison of pain, cortisol levels, and psychological distress in women undergoing surgical termination of pregnancy under local anaesthesia versus intravenous sedation. BMC Psychiatry, 7 (24), p.1-9.
Tamburrino, M. B., Franco, K. N., Campbell, N. B., Pentz, J. E., Evans, C. L., & Jurs, S. G. (1990). Postabortion dysphoria and religion. Southern Medical Journal, 83, 736-738.
Thorp, J. M., Hartmann, K. E., & Shadigin, E. (2003). Long-term physical and psychological health consequences of induced abortion: Review of the evidence. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 58(1), 67-79.
Tornbom M. and Moller A. (1999). Repeat abortion: A qualitative study. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 20, 21-30.
Turell, S., Armsworth, M., & Gaa, J. (1990). Emotional Response to Abortion: A Critical Review of the Literature.Women & Therapy 9, 49-68. Urquhart D.R., & Templeton, A. A. (1991). Psychiatric morbidity and acceptability following medical and surgical methods of induced abortion. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 98, 396-99.
Williams, G. B. (2001). Short-term grief after an elective abortion. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 30(2), 174-183.
Wilmoth, G. H., deAlteriis, M., & Bussell, D. (1992). Prevalence of psychological risks following legal abortion in the U.S.: Limits of the evidence. Journal of Social Issues, 48, 37–66.
Yamaguchi, D., & Kandel, D. (1987). Drug use and other determinants of premarital pregnancy and its outcome: a dynamic analysis of competing life events. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49, 257–270.