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Title Experience With Abortion A Case Study of North-east Scotland / edited by Gordon Horobin.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge Univ Press, 2009.
2009., c1973


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  363.4609412 EXPE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 379 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Epidemiological background -- Gynecological aspects -- The woman's story : married women -- The woman's story : single women -- Social and psychological characteristics at referral -- Long-term psychiatric follow-up -- Overall clinical psychiatric assessment -- Decision-making in therapeutic abortion.
Summary Abortion is an emotionally explosive subject. The aim of this account is to make a contribution to counteract inadequate knowledge in the ill-documented field of abortion policy and practice. The subject has been treated as objectively and dispassionately as possible. This account describes the total abortion experience in a relatively homogeneous and static population (Aberdeen and its environs) where pregnancies have been terminated for many years. This study involves a variety of disciplines including obstetrics, gynaecology, psychiatry and sociology. The research techniques used and the results of the investigations are described and evaluated. Although this volume inevitably is specific in its place and time and in that sense is unique because it provides information about trends in abortion requests, acceptances, refusal rates and decision criteria it has a concreteness that makes this study a paradigm to be used in studies of abortion elsewhere.
Subject Abortion -- Scotland -- Case studies.
Abortion -- Social aspects -- Scotland -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780521112772