ERIC Number: EJ358866
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Grief and Elective Abortion: Breaking the Emotional Bond?
Peppers, Larry G.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v18 n1 p1-12 1987-88
Used maternal-infant bonding as theoretical framework to examine grief and elective abortion in 80 women who terminated their pregnancies either by vacuum aspiration, dilitation and evacuation, or intrauterine induction. Found grief associated with elective abortion to be symptomatically similar to grief experienced following involuntary fetal/infant loss, and possibly initiated by the decision to terminate pregnancy. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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