ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY CHILDREN BORN AFTER APPLICATION FOR THERAPEUTIC ABORTION REFUSED: Their mental health, social adjustment and educational level up to the age of 21

@article{Forssman1966ONEHA,
  title={ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY CHILDREN BORN AFTER APPLICATION FOR THERAPEUTIC ABORTION REFUSED: Their mental health, social adjustment and educational level up to the age of 21},
  author={Hans Forssman and Inga Thuwe},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1966},
  volume={42}
}
120 children born in 1939-1942 after their mothers had applied for therapeutic abortion on psychiatric grounds and had been refused were compared with an appropriate control group of the same size. Many more unwanted than control children had not had the advantage of a secure family life during childhood. There was a statistically significant difference (p<.005) between the number of unwanted children who received public assistance and the control group. The unwanted were registered more often… Expand
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