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Comment & Response
June 2017

Mental Health Outcomes After Having or Being Denied an Abortion

Author Affiliations
  • 1The Center for Reproductive Loss, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2McKnight Brain Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(6):653. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0797

To the Editor Studies comparing women who were denied or obtained an abortion, such as that of Biggs et al,1 pose important questions as to the needs of women with unwanted pregnancies, so that interventions aimed to support them can be developed. Indeed, as states limit access to abortion services, alternatives to abortion, such as birth and adoption, may need to be explored as a research priority.

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