A population-based survey of neonaticides using judicial data.

  title={A population-based survey of neonaticides using judicial data.},
  author={Anne Tursz and Jon Mark Cook},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  volume={96 4},
OBJECTIVES To measure the extent and analyse the mechanisms of underestimation of neonaticides (infanticides in the first 24 h of life) and to identify characteristics of neonaticidal mothers. DESIGN A retrospective study was carried out in 26 courts in three French regions covering 34.6% of all births in France. Included in the study were all cases of infants dying on their day of birth during a 5-year period (1996-2000) that were submitted to courts by the state prosecutor. Complete court… CONTINUE READING

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