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ERIC Number: EJ468816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
Adoption at Birth: Prevention against Abandonment or Neonaticide.
Bonnet, Catherine
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, v17 n4 p501-13 Jul-Aug 1993
Psychoanalytic interviews with 22 women in France with unwanted pregnancies found that most discovered their pregnancy after the first trimester (thus not benefiting from legal abortion), that 18 took advantage of French law permitting anonymous and cost-free delivery followed by adoption, but that 4 were surprised by childbirth and committed either active or passive neonaticide. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France