Download e-book for iPad: Abortion, Motherhood, and Mental Health: Medicalizing by Ellie Lee

By Ellie Lee

ISBN-10: 0202306801

ISBN-13: 9780202306803

ISBN-10: 0585489076

ISBN-13: 9780585489070

Centering at the declare that abortion can lead to publish Abortion Syndrome, the writer examines the "medicalization" of the abortion challenge on either side of the Atlantic. Lee issues to contrasts in felony and scientific dimensions of the abortion factor that make for a few vital transformations, yet argues that during either the USA and Britain, the PAS declare actually constitutes an instance of the bounds to medicalization. She contends that exam of contests over PAS issues no longer rather a lot to demedicalization as to the development of its alternative—motherhood—as a mental ordeal. Centrally, Lee makes the case for seeking to the social dimensions of psychological illnesses to account for and comprehend debates approximately what makes girls unwell.

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Other villains, according to PAS advocates, are those involved in the provision of abortion services. Doctors and abortion providers are often constructed as villains because, it is claimed, they pay little heed to the damaging consequences for women of the abortions they provide. S. proponents of the PAS claim are particularly forceful in their condemnation of abortion providers. Often their claims invoke the notion that abortion provision is an “industry” that aims only to make money, not care for women.

Rue has described abortion as a “death experience,” stating If elective abortion is nothing more than the removal of nondescript cells or tissue, then it would be highly unlikely that such a procedure could cause any significant psychological harm, much less resemble the symptom picture of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On the other hand, if elective abortion is an intentionally caused human death experience, then it is likely that some women, men and significant others could manifest profound symptoms of intrusion/re-experience, avoidance/denial, associated symptoms, depression, grief and loss.

D. b). PAS claimants also criticize attempts to make it easier for women to get abortions, not on the basis that unborn children are killed, but on the basis that more women will suffer. In Britain, for example, it was reported that antiabortion groups were “dismayed” by “calls for abortion on request” made by groups supportive of legal abortion. An argument was put forward at a conference that “abortion should be made available on request during the first three months of pregnancy,” in contrast to current British law, which states abortion can be provided legally where two doctors agree “in good faith” that the woman concerned meets one of the grounds for abortion specified in law (see Chapter 3 for further discussion of these regulations).

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