Psychodynamics of Abortion Regression or Rebirth?

  • Bonnie Robin Aronowitz


To date, epidemiological and sociodemographic research characterize much of the literature on abortion. Psychological research is typically of a social-personality nature where psychological factors or attitudes toward abortion are articulated and related as correlates of the abortion experience. Research methodology of this type tends to compromise the multidimensionality and mutual interaction between the social, psychological, and physiological matrix of abortion decision-making and sequelae. Due to the lack of longitudinal studies and other methodological shortcomings in the abortion literature, there is little empirical evidence concerning the psychological aspects of abortion.


Teenage Pregnancy Birth Control Method Therapeutic Abortion Psychological Sequela Family Planning Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bonnie Robin Aronowitz
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Ferkauf Graduate SchoolYeshiva University-Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Neuropsychology Intern, Neurological InstituteColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Psychology InternPostgraduate Center for Mental HealthNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.New York City Police DepartmentNew YorkUSA

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