Psychiatric Indications for Termination of Pregnancy

  • Robert G. Priest
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Abstract

The subject of termination of pregnancy is a topical one. The introduction of the Abortion Act has produced a radical change in medical practice in the United Kingdom, with an enormous increase in the number of these operations, many of which are on women from abroad. The majority are carried out on psychiatric grounds, and this forces us to re-examine our knowledge about the relationship of mental health to pregnancy.

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© Raghu N. Gaind and Barbara L. Hudson 1978

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