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Steinberg investigates mental health impacts of abortion

Beyond the question of access to abortion lie the mental health impacts in cases of restricted access

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 331(4)), Faculty Associate Julia Steinberg expands the discussion of the effects of overturning Roe v Wade in June 2022 beyond the number of abortions, where and how people are having abortions, maternal mortality, or even infant mortality. She notes that "the discussion includes how some restrictions on abortion may harm the mental health of those having or seeking abortions, as well as have the most serious effects on the mental health of females from marginalized groups.

See the editorial in JAMA


"Mental Health Symptoms When Abortion Access Is Restricted", JAMA, Julia Steinberg, January 23, 2024