volume 54, issue 3, P267-276 1981
DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.1981.tb01457.x
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Abstract: A series of 57 women presenting in the first years of the implementation of the Abortion Act for a psychiatric opinion on termination of pregnancy (TP) were carefully examined. The average scores on psychometric tests were well into the pathological range. Of the 35 recommended for TP 24 were single, 20 had been separated from one or both parents and 16 had a psychiatric history.On those women available for follow-up the mean psychometric scores improved early (1-17 months after consultation) and eventually f…

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