Abortion Trauma Syndrome Can Not and Should Not be Dismissed

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Hani Raoul Khouzam

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Published: 11 December 2018 | Article Type :


The legality and availability of elective abortive services that are aimed at terminating the life of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies have over emphasized the medical safety of performing abortions. The psychiatric complications of election abortions seemed to be minimized and even denied by many well known medical and psychiatric authors. This article review and summarize one of the enduring psychological sequels of elective abortions and that is “Abortion Trauma Syndrome”

Keywords: Abortions, psychological complications, trauma, syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder.

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