Latest Flawed Study Minimizing the Mental Health Risks of Abortion: A Close Look at a Danish Study on Psychiatric Hospital Readmission, Before and After Abortion

 

Danish researchers led by Trine Munk-Olsen published a paper today in the Archives of General Psychiatry with several problematic design issues. Focusing exclusively on women with prior hospitalizations for mental disorders, the primary purpose of the study was to evaluate differences in rates of readmission to psychiatric facilities between  9 months before and 12 months after first time, first-term abortions. The authors also compared the patterns of readmission to a psychiatric facility among women having a first time, first trimester abortion with women having a first birth. Please read the full critique posted under articles.