The Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology featured a study of 5133 postmenopausal women registered in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2010 and 2012. They were looking at the effect of pregnancy loss on depression and suicidal ideation.
In particular, was there a difference between those women who experienced miscarriages and those who had multiple induced abortions?
The study concluded the following:
Undergoing three or more induced abortions during reproductive age was associated with postmenopausal suicidal ideation, stress, and depression. However, such association was not noted in those with spontaneous abortion, even in women with more miscarriages. Thus, clinicians should evaluate depression and suicidal ideation in women with multiple induced abortions.
There are programs that can help women and men suffering emotional pain and regret from abortion losses. You can find healing resources here.
[Thanks to Dr Martha Shuping for alerting us about this study.]
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