publication . Article . 2014

Abortion and the mental health of women

German Cerdá; Justo Aznar;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 30 Nov 2014
  • Publisher: Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios en Bioética, Universidad de Chile
Abstract
La existencia o no de alteraciones de la salud mental de la mujer como consecuencia del aborto es algo que suscita en el momento actual un vivo debate, pues, junto a convencidos profesionales que defienden su existencia, otros se manifiestan totalmente opuestos a ello. Para abordar este tema hemos evaluado algunas de las más recientes revisiones que nos han parecido de calidad metodológica contrastada, así como también algunos de los últimos artículos publicados. Podemos concluir que no existe un síndrome posaborto como tal, pero sí trastornos psicológicos secundarios al aborto. Finalmente, reflexionamos sobre en qué medida el sentimiento de culpabilidad que la ...
Subjects
free text keywords: aborto, aborto y salud mental de la mujer, síndrome posaborto, trastornos psicológicos posaborto, aborto y sentimiento de culpabilidad, abortion, abortion and mental health of women, post abortion syndrome, post abortion psychological disorders, abortion and feeling of guilt, aborto e saúde mental da mulher, síndrome pós-aborto, transtornos psicológicos pós-aborto, aborto e sentimento de culpabilidade, Mental health, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business
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