Prior abortion does not negatively affect feelings of parental competence

A recent study found that a prior induced abortion did not negatively impact a woman’s psychological well-being or her thoughts about her competence as a parent when she later became a mother.

In the Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study, questionnaires were administered to 492 first-time mothers, 37 of whom had previously had an abortion, and their partners when their child was 18 months old.

A prior abortion was not predictive of maternal or paternal well-being or feelings of parental competence.

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