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The Checkup Archive: Abortion

Study disputes link between abortion and mental health problems

Study disputes link between abortion and mental health problems

By Rob Stein  | December 13, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Abortion, Alcohol and Drugs, Mental Health  
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Controversial 'ella' contraceptive now available in U.S. for first time

A controversial new form of emergency contraception known as "ella" is now available to American women for the first time, the company selling the drug announced Wednesday. Ella, which can prevent a pregnancy as many as five days after sex, can be obtained by U.S. women who get a prescription...

By Rob Stein  | December 1, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Abortion, Contraception, FDA  
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Late abortions being offered in Germantown

A Nebraska doctor who performs abortions late in a pregnancy is planning to begin offering the controversial procedures at a clinic in Germantown, Md., an official said Tuesday. LeRoy Carhart plans to begin working on Monday at Germantown Reproductive Health Services, which already performs abortions earlier in a pregnancy, according...

By Rob Stein  | November 30, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Abortion  
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Do abortions cause depression?

Teenagers who have abortions do not appear to be at increased risk for depression or low self-esteem, according to the first nationally representative study to examine the issue. Jocelyn T. Warren of Oregon State University and her colleagues analyzed data collected from 289 teenage girls who reported having at least...

By Rob Stein  | September 24, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Abortion, Kids' health, Mental Health, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Psychology, Reproductive Health, Sex, Teens, Women's Health  
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Will pharmacists fill 'ella' prescriptions?

Even before a controversial new form of emergency contraception arrives on pharmacy shelves in the United States, opponents have launched a campaign to persuade pharmacists not to fill prescriptions for the drug. The Family Research Council is asking supporters to start lobbying their local pharmacists to refuse to dispense the drug, known as "ella."

By Rob Stein  | September 21, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Abortion, Birth Control, Contraception, Pregnancy, Women's Health  
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Has the recession affected abortion?

The proportion of poor women getting abortions has jumped sharply, according to a new report. The percentage of women getting abortions who have incomes below the federal poverty line increased from 27 percent in 2000 to 42 percent in 2008--an increase of almost 60 percent, according to the new analysis...

By Rob Stein  | May 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Abortion, Women's Health  | Tags:  Abortion, Guttmacher Institute, Reproductive health  
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