Lanfranchi, Angela, Ian Gentles and Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy. Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women. Toronto: The deVeber Institute of Bioethics and Social Research, 2013.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Part I: The Big Picture – Spiritual and Psychological Healing after Abortion – Maternal and Infant Mortality: A Global Perspective – So Many Missing Girls: Abortion and Sex Selection – Has Abortion Reduced the Crime Rate? – Informed Consent: A Woman’s Right – Part II: The Medical Impact – Immediate Physical Complications of Abortion: An Overview – Biology and Epidemiology Confirm the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link – Prenatal Testing and Abortion for Fetal Anomaly – Physical Complications: Infection and Infertility – Physical Complications: Injury, Miscarriage, Placenta Previa – Physical Complications: Autoimmune Diseases – Physical Complications: Maternal Mortality from Abortion – Medical or Drug-Induced Abortion: How Safe? – Multi-Fetal Pregnancy Reduction (MFPR) – Premature or Preterm Births After Abortion – Pain During and After Abortion – Part III: The Psychological and Social Impact – Psychological Outcome: Abortion and Family Formation – Depression, Suicide, Substance Abuse: Contested Research – Intimate Partner Violence and Abortion – Part IV: Women’s Voices – Who are the Experts? What 101 Women Told Us – Women’s Voices: Narratives of the Abortion Experience – Conclusion: Abortion’s Impact on Women.
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